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Postdoctoral Research Associate
The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
Date Posted 07/21/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Tucson, AZ, United States
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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Posting Number req6084
Department AZ Inst for Resilience
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Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights Arizona Institutes for Resilience (AIR) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a year-to-year appointment, contingent upon funding and performance, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the recently established & cross-cutting postdoctoral cluster hire “Bridging Biodiversity & Conservation Science (BBCS): Forecasting Future Environments” initiated in 2016.  The position connects to an exciting scientific interface addressing “global grand challenges” in biodiversity & conservation science & its role in sustaining societal well-being. The BBCS initiative provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary training, with access to excellent core facilities, & engaging in a team approach with other post-doctoral fellows.  Current BBCS affiliated projects include understanding the impact of Amazon fires on biodiversity, the role of extreme heat on livestock health & food security, impact of city-scaling on ecosystem services, & human-environmental interactions & the emergence of vector-borne diseases.  The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work under the supervision of a Research Director & an interdisciplinary group of the BBCS Core Faculty. 
The Arizona Institutes for Resilience coordinates interdisciplinary groups of faculty, students & projects across the UArizona campus. The scientific goal of the BBCS program is to build a more robust & predictive biodiversity & conservation science through integration with epidemiology, informatics, & public policy. We will address emerging, critical issues in preventing extinction, preserving ecosystem & human health, & food security. By forecasting future environments & patterns of biodiversity under changing physical, social, & economic conditions, we not only will be able to anticipate future challenges & opportunities in health & food security, but also aim to develop governance & conservation strategies to address these challenges.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here .

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead synthesis or group research papers linking biodiversity and environmental databases.
  • Work as part of a team of post-doctoral fellows and faculty on additional interdisciplinary projects and group synthesis papers.
  • Develop proposals for external funding in line with broader mission of BBCS to bridge the fields of conservation and biodiversity with public policy, public health and food security.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Applicants must have, as of the beginning date of the appointment, a Ph.D. (or M.D.) in a field related to biodiversity and conservation from an accredited institution.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or non-citizen national per NIH grant requirements. 
Preferred Qualifications
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay DOE
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates Kacey C. Ernst
Open Date 7/20/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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