Job: Postdoctoral Research in Amazonian Ecology and Remote Sensing

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Location: Stanford, California

A postdoctoral research position is available for a spatial ecologist or biogeochemist interested in the biodiversity and functioning of Amazonian and Andean tropical forests.

The postdoctoral researcher will use a combination of field, remote sensing and modeling approaches to: (i) improve our understanding of the role of forest communities in regulating ecosystem processes including carbon, nutrient and water dynamics; (ii) integrate airborne hyperspectral and lidar remote sensing with field studies to quantify environmental and biotic controls on ecosystem dynamics; and (iii) understand the role of forest communities in regulating ecosystem responses to land use and climate change.

Key responsibilities include research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at local and national scientific conferences, and outreach with environment professionals.

The position will be based at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology, located on the campus of Stanford University.  The successful application will work collaboratively with other researchers in Peru and/or Ecuador.

A Ph.D. in ecosystems or landscape ecology, or equivalent is required.  Applicants with additional experience in ecological remote sensing and tropical community ecology are highly sought.  Strong quantitative skills, scientific programming, and English writing abilities are essential.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three recommendations.