Thank you for your interest in the Martina Lab at Texas State University! I am currently looking for a postdoc to join the lab in September 2023 (see ad below). MS and PhD graduate student positions may be available for Fall 2024.
Research in the Martina Lab incorporates many elements of plant ecology, invasion ecology and ecosystem ecology to study global change in wetlands and grasslands. We use field, laboratory, and computational modeling techniques to test hypotheses concerning some of the most important drivers of global change, such as biological invasion, nitrogen deposition and climate change.
If you are interesting in joining our lab please send me an email at email@example.com and include a description of your research interests and a current CV/resume.
Title: Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Integrative Grassland Ecology Job Summary The Department of Biology at Texas State University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher supervised by Dr. Jason Martina (martinalab.weebly.com) and Dr. Susan Schwinning (susan-schwinning.net). The overall project goal is to develop a framework for the integration of long-term grassland experiments within the NutNet, DragNet, and DroughtNet initiatives with process-based models to scale response to global change drivers from the individual level to ecosystem function. The successful candidate will take a significant role in developing this framework and coordinate the design and management of new and ongoing grassland experiments. The project is supported by graduate and undergraduate students and the candidate will have the opportunity to co-direct graduate student research.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in ecosystem ecology, plant ecology, grassland ecology, physiological ecology, biogeochemistry, ecological modeling, or a closely related field and should have strong data management skills. Prior experience with ecological modeling, the ability to write or debug computer code and/or an understanding of clonal growth and C, N, and P biogeochemistry is desired, but not required.
The candidate will be expected to function well as part of a diverse research team, including working with faculty at other collaborating universities. The candidate will be expected to present research results at national conferences and lead the writing of collaborative manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals. There will be some flexibility to develop original research questions and topics commensurate with the overall goals of the research. Salary is $50K/year for two years and includes a standard benefits package.
How to apply This position has a start date of September 1, 2023. To apply for the position, please submit a CV, cover letter describing your research interests and qualifications for the position, unofficial transcripts, a copy of one relevant publication, and contact information for three professional references to Jason Martina at firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin on June 15 and continue until the position is filled. We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds that are normally underrepresented in STEM. Texas State University is an equal opportunity employer. Questions about the position can be addressed to Jason Martina (email@example.com).