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Postdoctoral Scholar – Agriculture, Biotechnology, & Natural ResourcesRUniversity of Nevada, Reno – Main CampusThe University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources helpline at or UNR Med professional job postings, if you have questions or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at .Job DescriptionThe University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar to join the Shriver lab in the Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Science. This position will conduct research in quantitative plant ecology and ecological forecasting. The position is funded in part by a USDA-NIFA grant to understand and forecast grassland and desert plant productivity dynamics using multi-species population models. This work will be done in collaboration with Peter Adler at Utah State University. The Postdoctoral Scholar will have a great deal of flexibility to pursue additional projects, potential topics include: spatiotemporal plant population modeling, restoration forecasting, and landscape demography. The work will consist primarily of modeling with existing observational and remote sensing datasets, but there will be opportunities for supplementary data collection in the field.The position is 100% research with a flexible start date; however, preference will be given to candidates who will be able to join before April 1, 2021. The position may last up to two years. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be part of a growing community of postdocs in the Dept. Natural Resources & Environmental Science and Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Program, and have many opportunities for professional development including funding to attend meetings or workshops and opportunities to build collaborations with non-academic scientists. Successful applicants will have experience in either population modeling or Bayesian hierarchical modeling as evidenced in their publication record. Required QualificationsPh.D. in Ecology or related field by time of appointment Preferred QualificationsRecord of publishing in peer-reviewed literatureExcellent verbal and written communication skillsInterest and experience in quantitative ecology, forecasting, and plant ecology.Compensation GradePostdoctoral Scholar Salary SchedulesTotal CompensationThe total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR BenefitsExemptYesFull-Time Equivalent100.0%Required Attachment(s)Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at the following attachments to your application1) Resume/CV2) Cover Letter – applicants should state clearly and illustrate how their experience and interests match the following preferred qualifications:- Record of publishing in peer-reviewed literature- Excellent verbal and written communication skills- Interest and experience in quantitative ecology, forecasting, and plant ecology.3) Contact Information for Three Professional ReferencesThis posting is open until filledFor full consideration, applications must be received by January 22, 2021.This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.Posting Close Date02/15/2021Note to ApplicantA background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver’s license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.University of Nevada, RenoTo apply, visit in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.Copyright ©2017 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-d0a1ca11b6262b48aeee4140d73c1bfdTracking

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