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Postdoctoral Fellow in Sandel Lab

Company: Santa Clara University
Location: santa clara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Fellow in Sandel Lab

Position Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Hiring Range:

Salary is $57,000 per year, and covers travel and associated expenses. Benefits eligible.

Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Sandel Lab

Position Type: Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Hiring Range: The salary will be $57,000 / year; additional funds will be available for travel and conference attendance. The position is benefits eligible.

This is a two-year postdoctoral research opportunity starting in fall 2021 in the lab of Dr. Brody Sandel.

Job Description: The postdoc will work on a new NSF-funded project focusing on global change and the functional ecology of grasses. The postdoc will conduct macroecological analyses and coordinate data collection with the international network of collaborators. There will also be opportunities for field work in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the western states. The position involves fully funded travel to work with collaborators at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew in London and Aarhus University in Denmark.

Basic Qualifications:

Required: Ph.D. in ecology or a closely-affiliated field. Demonstrated skill in independent problem solving and ability to publish original work in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants are invited to visit the university's web site at www.scu.edu for descriptions of the university's mission, courses offered in our department, and the diverse student population we serve. Santa Clara University is committed to the strategic goal of enriching the quality of our community of scholars by increasing diversity among faculty, staff, and students. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences related to achieving this goal in their letter of application.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Expertise in grassland ecology and plant functional traits.

2. Experience working with complex spatial data

3. Strong background in statistics, possibly including machine learning methods.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications are due May 31. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants should submit a letter of application describing their experience and interest in the position, a CV and contact information for three references.

Responsibilities:

100% Research. The primary responsibilities are to conduct macroecological analyses under Dr. Sandel's supervision and with project collaborators, primarily including Dr. Jens-Christian Svenning and Dr. Maria Vorontsova. In addition, the postdoc will oversee functional trait data collection by collaborators in China, Denmark, South Africa and Brazil and lead the analysis of these data.

A foreign national who is appointed to a postdoctoral position is eligible for sponsorship by Santa Clara University. (Please disregard Work Authorization statement below.)

Open until filled.

Additional Information:

Located in the heart of northern California's Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is a private, Jesuit, Catholic university committed to promoting social justice in a comprehensive educational setting. Faculty members are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to excellent teaching with active programs of research or creative scholarship. Housing assistance may be available. Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, all gender identities, any sexual orientation, all religions, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University's equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Belinda Guthrie, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, bguthrie@scu.edu, www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Clery Notice of Availability

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University's equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Belinda Guthrie, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, bguthrie@scu.edu, www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Clery Notice of Availability

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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