We are seeking to fill several Postdoctoral research positions in the Center for Ecosystem
Science and Society at Northern Arizona University. The successful candidate will
participate in research focused on the fate of permafrost carbon in a warming world. The
research spans both field work and data synthesis, including a primary field location near
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The experimental research foci are (1) net
ecosystem carbon exchange (eddy covariance) from a gradient of sites undergoing
permafrost thaw, and (2) coupled radiocarbon measurements to detect loss of old carbon.
Data from this site will be actively integrated by the candidates with a larger network of
carbon flux measurements to develop an updateable time series of ecosystem exchange
measurements across the permafrost region. The postdocs will spend the field season in
Alaska, with winters spent in Flagstaff, AZ on data synthesis and networking. One
postdoc position will be focused on field activities; the second postdoc will focus on data
synthesis and analysis.

  • Close Date:
  • Additional Dates: Rolling application review starting Sept 15, 2023; position open until filled and much later start dates are possible.
  • Contact: ted.schuur email