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Position Announcement

Ehleringer Ehleringer at bioscience.biology.utah.edu
Tue Mar 16 15:00:54 EST 1999


                                                  
                            POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

                     Scientific Officer - Focus 1 Office

        Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE) Core Project

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The Global change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE) Core Project of the
International Geosphere Biosphere Program (IGBP) is seeking to appoint a
highly motivated and independent person to fill the position of Scientific
Officer for the Ecosystem Physiology component of GCTE, based at the GCTE
Focus 1 Office in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA). The successful applicant will
take administrative and scientific responsibility for a small office
coordinating GCTE Focus 1 international research program. GCTE's objectives
are: (i) to predict the effects of changes in climate, atmospheric
composition, and land use on terrestrial ecosystems, including agriculture,
forestry, soils, and ecological complexity; and (ii) to determine how these
effects lead to feedbacks to the atmosphere and the physical climate system.
Opportunities will exist to participate in multidisciplinary ecological
research.

Responsibilities:

   * manage the GCTE Focus 1 Office
   * assist the Focus leader (Jim Ehleringer) and activity and task leaders
     in developing and coordinating the research program
   * assist and coordinate activities with the GCTE Executive Officer
   * provide project advocacy, promotion, and publicity
   * organize workshops and synthesis meetings in support of GCTE
   * write and edit proposals and meeting proceedings
   * coordinate the overall activities within the Ecosystem Physiology focus
     of GCTE with other GCTE Foci (Ecosystem Structure, Agriculture,
     Forestry and Soils, and Ecological complexity)

Qualifications and Experience:

   * a broad interest in the scientific fields related to Ecosystem
     Physiology; an individual with a carbon-cycling background is preferred
   * appropriate organization and communication skills
   * a Ph.D. in ecology or a related discipline (or equivalent research
     experience)
   * a sound working knowledge of the English language
   * flexibility and willingness to travel internationally

Conditions:

The contract is for a period of 2 years (possibly 3 years), with a
commencement date of Spring 1999. The successful applicant will be eligible
for an adjunct faculty appointment with the University of Utah. Salary and
benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Submission:

An application letter together with a curriculum vitae, and names and
contact information for three referees, should be sent to:

                            Dr. James Ehleringer
                           Department of Biology
                             University of Utah
                                257 S 1400 E
                          Salt Lake City, UT 84112

                            Tel.: (801) 581-7623
                             Fax: (801) 581-4665
                    email: ehleringer at bioscience.utah.edu

   The review of applications will begin in April and continue until the
position is filled.



 The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer
           and encourages applications from women and minorities




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