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Postdoc: root function & dymanics

Bob Nowak nowak at scs.unr.edu
Sat Mar 14 10:55:29 EST 1998


TITLE:  Postdoctoral Fellow
QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with
a Ph.D. in Plant Physiological Ecology or related field.  Experience in
the design, collection, analysis, and reporting of process-based studies
of root function is essential.  Experience with studies of root dynamics,
including minirhizotron studies, as well as with the design of both
controlled environment studies and field studies is highly desirable. The
candidate must be able to obtain non-restricted security clearance to work
within the Nevada Test Site (NTS) and must be capable of extended field
work under harsh desert conditions.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Postdoctoral Fellow will have primary
responsibility for the design, collection, analysis, and reporting of
controlled environment and field studies to determine the effects of
increased atmospheric CO2 on both the uptake kinetics of plant roots and
on resource acquisition by Mojave Desert vegetation.  The Postdoctoral
Fellow will also assist with measurements of fine root dynamics at the
Nevada Desert FACE Facility (NDFF).  NDFF is an experiment in the Mojave
Desert that utilizes Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) technology to simulate
the global atmospheric environment of the 21st century.  The Postdoctoral
Fellow will also assist with the design, collection, analysis, and
reporting of supporting experiments and studies.

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STARTING DATE: May 1, 1998 or as soon as possible thereafter.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Consideration of  applications will begin on April
24, 1998.  Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names,
addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 references to:

Dr. Robert S. Nowak
Dept. Environmental & Resource Sciences / 370
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV  89557
Phone:	702-784-1656
FAX:	702-784-4789
E-mail:	nowak at scs.unr.edu

The University of Nevada, Reno is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer.  UNR employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in
the U.S.

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