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A postdoctoral research position in Landscape Ecology or Macrosystems Ecology at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Jornada Experimental Range in Las Cruces, NM, USA is now accepting applications. This Research Ecologist (Research Associate) position comes with a two-year term, great benefits, and opportunities to collaborate with USDA scientists and other ecologists across the country. Applications are currently being reviewed and the position is open until filled. A doctorate in hand is required for hiring.

The Jornada is a research unit that focuses on addressing ecological problems across complex landscapes in agro-ecosystems (http://jornada.nmsu.edu). The Jornada is a site within the ARS Long-Term Agro-Ecosystem Research Network and is a Long-Term Ecological Research site funded by the National Science Foundation (https://jornada.nmsu.edu/lter). This position will be with a team at the Jornada that uses big data-model integration, geospatial analytics, spatiotemporal modeling, long-term data, and novel software tool development (AI) to aid ecological

This position will integrate large and diverse datasets to analyze and interpret complex interactions leading to non-linear dynamics across heterogenous landscapes. Since these dynamics occur over multiple spatial and temporal scales with both biotic and abiotic components, datasets will come from a variety of disciplines and sources, e.g. remote sensing, soil science, hydrology, ecology, etc. Tasks will include developing and applying novel computational and statistical approaches for analysis and visualization of these datasets through time and space.

We welcome applicants interested in modeling complex systems, machine learning, handling a diverse set of big data, and collaborating with an inter-disciplinary team to solve landscape to regional-scale ecological problems. Applicants with quantitative and computational backgrounds in landscape or ecosystem ecology, geography, or computer sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is open to US citizens or naturalized citizens only.

Interested applicants are also encouraged to contact Dr. Debra Peters (deb.peters@ars.usda.gov) with questions.

To apply:
Email your CV, list of publications, and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Debra Peters (deb.peters@ars.usda.gov).