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The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher interested in terrestrial or aquatic ecology. Potential research interests include, but are not limited to, tree population and community ecology, behavioral ecology, plant-fungal interactions, the terrestrial-aquatic interface or the synthesis of NEON data streams including NEON AOP data. The successful candidate would be expected to develop studies in their area of expertise that utilize the habitats and resources that UNDERC has to offer and lead to meaningful publications. Collaborative work with researchers from Notre Dame and NEON is encouraged. The candidate would have dedicated laboratory space at the Hank Lab on UNDERC property, along with office space on Notre Dame campus. Interaction with both undergraduate and graduate students is expected, both at the field station and on campus.

The UNDERC field station is also home to the core terrestrial and aquatic NEON sites (https://www.neonscience.org/field-sites/unde). The field station has modern lab and housing facilities making most observational, experimental and laboratory studies possible. Additional information regarding UNDERC can be found here: https://underc.nd.edu

The position can begin immediately. The individual would be expected to spend parts of the months of May, June and July at the UNDERC field station where they will conduct their research and assist in the mentoring of an undergraduate researcher. The remainder of the year may be used to work on campus in South Bend, Indiana or in the field. The position is for one year and can be extended to a second year based upon satisfactory progress and it includes a research budget.

To apply: send a single PDF document containing a CV, names and contact information for 2 references and a one-page statement of research interests that describes previous research experience and potential areas of research you would like to pursue at UNDERC. Applications should be sent to nswenson@nd.edu

Deadline: The search will continue until a suitable applicant is identified.

Questions about the position can be sent to: Nate Swenson, Gillen Director of UNDERC, nswenson@nd.edu

The University of Notre Dame is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in the environmental sciences and those interested in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.