POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR
- Arizona State University
- Location: Tempe, AZ
- Job Number: 7086028
- Posting Date: Sep 23, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPostdoctoral Research Scholar
Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: College of Global Futures: School of Sustainability
Sep 17, 2021
The Pataki Lab in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University is seeking a post-doctoral scholar to join our research group in urban ecology and water sustainability. The successful candidate will work on collaborative teams studying the role of irrigated urban landscapes in the socioecology, ecohydrology, and microclimate of U.S. cities.
About Diane Pataki's Lab: We are in the process of moving from the University of Utah to Arizona State University where we will be located in the School of Sustainability, the College of Global Futures, and the Global Futures Laboratory. Students and postdocs in our lab have gone on to a variety of careers within and outside of academia. I will work with you to determine your career goals so that we can provide the skills and resources you need to advance your career as a sustainability researcher or practitioner.
Engaging with decision-makers and community members to identify problems and needs in urban water and landscape sustainability.
Contributing to the design of experiments to test the efficacy of urban landscape designs for water conservation, urban heat mitigation, and ecosystem services.
Analyzing urban landscape water use, survey, ecological, microclimate, and remote sensing data.
Collecting ground measurements in multiple cities when conditions permit.
Collaborating with stakeholders and researchers in other disciplines to advance evidenced-based solutions for water and landscape sustainability.
Ph.D. in Sustainability, Environmental Studies/Science, Geography, Ecology, Earth Science, or a related field at the time of appointment.
Experience with empirical measurements or modeling of ecosystem fluxes, water demand or consumption, household landscaping preferences or management, ecosystem services, green infrastructure performance, plant-environnment interactions, hydrology, or microclimate.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work on interdisciplinary teams that involve researchers from sustainability, ecology, hydrology, geography, sociology, engineering, and other disciplines.
Experience in public engagement, community-based research, translation of academic research for decision-makers, and/or co-production of research.
Required Application Materials:
A cover letter describing your interests and experiences related to the position.
A one page statement of interests and experience in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Contact information for three references.
Application Deadline: We will begin reviewing applications October 21, 2021 and will continue to review incoming applications on a biweekly basis until the fellowship is filled.
Salary Range: $53,760 - $58,608 per year; DOE
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