NEW- Postdoctoral Position Available -- July 2, 2018 (open until filled)

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Plant Ecophysiology / NB50676169


A postdoctoral position is available in the Environmental Sciences Division and Climate Change Science Institute of Oak Ridge National Laboratory to investigate plant carbon physiology and water relations in context of climate change. You will join a multi-disciplinary team of investigators undertaking a broad, integrated field experimental study to assess and model the response of a northern peatland ecosystem to increases in temperature and exposures to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, cv and names of three professional references to: Dr. Jeff Warren,

Qualifications Required

You will possess a Ph.D. with comprehensive experience in plant physiological ecology and one or more of the following disciplines: photosynthesis/respiration, plant water relations, biophysics, mechanistic modeling of plant physiological processes, or global change ecology. Prior experience with experimental field ecological research and associated laboratory approaches (including gas exchange and fluorescence, sap flow, respiration and stable isotopes) and an appreciation of data-model interactions is highly desirable. Your research will focus on one or more of the following: photosynthetic and respiratory acclimation to elevated CO2 and T, plant hydraulics, phenology, morphology and biochemistry; although focused self-directed research is expected. While woody plants dominate the shrub level and overstory at the site, herbs, grasses and non-vascular plants are also of interest and some work may be focused on these non-woody species. The position will require extensive self-directed fieldwork at the flagship ‘Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change’ (SPRUCE) experimental field site in northern Minnesota ( Residency at ORNL in Tennessee or at the MN field site is a possibility. Ability to work as part of a team and be comfortable in a multi-disciplinary environment is critical. You will be a self-starter and have a proven record of research that resulted into high-quality peer-reviewed journal publications, and national and international presentations.

Additional Information:

SPRUCE Experiment:

Climate Change Science Institute:

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Jeff Warren,