A postdoctoral position is available at the Umaña Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan in collaboration with Dr. Jenny Zambrano (University of Maryland). The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in ongoing research investigating the relationships between leaf and root economic spectrums and their variation along a soil fertility gradient at Big Woods forest, Michigan. The incumbent will analyze data and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The postdoctoral associate will work independently with minimal supervision.There will be also opportunities to develop questions related to ongoing research conducted in the Umaña Lab related to tree demography, plant interactions and plant physiology. Additional information about the Umaña Lab can be found here:https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/umanalab/ <https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/umanalab/>

*Qualifications for potential applicants:*

PhD degree in Ecology, Plant Biology or related field.

Strong quantitative skills (preferable experience using Bayesian models)

Proficiency with R

Demonstrated track record of publications

Excellent communication and time-management skills

Strong work ethic

The appointment will be for 1 year with the potential for extension to 1 additional year. Benefits are included and pay will be commensurate with experience. Preferred start date will be August 2019.

Review of applications will begin 26 April 2019, and will continue until the position has been filled. To apply for the position, please email a cover letter including previous experience, research interests and motivation for applying, along with a CV and the names and email addresses of three referencestoDr. Umaña (maum...@umich.edu <mailto:maum...@umich.edu>).We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

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