Postdoc Position: Root Ecophysiology

Bob Nowak nowak at scs.unr.edu
Fri Aug 9 15:01:43 EST 1996

Please post the following Position Announcement and bring to the attention
of interested students.

Bob Nowak


TITLE:  Postdoctoral Fellow
QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with
a Ph.D. in Plant Physiological Ecology or related field.  Experience in
the design, collection, analysis, and reporting of process-based studies
of root function is essential.  Experience with studies of root dynamics,
including minirhizotron studies, as well as with the design of both
controlled environment studies and field studies is highly desirable. The
candidate must be a U.S. citizen in order to obtain non-restricted
security clearance to work within the Nevada Test Site (NTS) and must be
capable of extended field work under harsh desert conditions.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Postdoctoral Fellow will have primary
responsibility for the design, collection, analysis, and reporting of
controlled environment and field studies to determine the effects of
increased atmospheric CO2 on both the uptake kineti cs of plant roots and
on resource acquisition by Mojave Desert vegetation.  The Postdoctoral
Fellow will also assist with measurements of fine root dynamics at the NTS
Desert FACE Facility (NDFF).  NDFF is an experiment in the Mojave Desert
that utilizes Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) technology to simulate the
global atmospheric environment of the 21st century.  The Postdoctoral
Fellow will also assist with the design, collection, analysis, and
reporting of supporting experiments and studies. 

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Consideration of applications will begin on
September 3, 1996 and continue until the position is filled. 

STARTING DATE: October 1, 1996 or as soon as possible thereafter.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and
the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3
references to: 

        Dr. Robert S. Nowak
        Dept. Environmental & Resource Sciences / 199
        University of Nevada, Reno                              
        Reno, NV  89557

        Phone:  702-784-1656
        FAX:    702-784-1142
        E-mail: nowak at scs.unr.edu

The University of Nevada, Reno is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer.  UNR employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in
the U.S. 

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