Postdoctoral Associate – Terrestrial Ecosystem Science

New York University: NYU – NY: Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS): Department of Environmental Studies

Position LocationEnvironmental StudiesNew York University, New York, NY

Faculty supervisor: Mingzhen Lu (direct questions to: ), Assistant Professor

Start date: Fall 2023 or spring 2024

Job Summary: We are recruiting for two postdoc positions. The selected individual will be expected to develop investigations under one or more broader themes of interest, consisting of: 1) Linking plant traits with global biogeochemistry2) Understanding vegetation regime shifts and their belowground drivers3) Bridging ecosystem ecology with urban sciences.The Postdoctoral Associate’s primary responsibilities will consist of working with Dr. Lu to develop specific research questions and analytical approaches under the broad themes listed above; data analysis, theoretical explorations, quantitative modeling; development and publication of manuscripts; and proposal development. There will be opportunities for collaboration with colleagues within and outside of NYU as well as presentation of research findings at meetings and conferences.The Dept. of Environmental Studies, within New York University’s College of Arts and Sciences, is made up of diverse scholars focused on resolving environmental questions and creating a sustainable future on scales ranging from local to global. The Washington Square Campus is a vibrant community of scholars at all levels, integrated into the space and rhythms of Manhattan. The position offers a competitive salary and fringe benefits as well as support for travel related to research activities. The selected individual will work with Dr. Lu to develop an individual development plan in support of their training goals and will have the opportunity to publish and communicate their scholarship during the postdoc appointment period.In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is  $62,500-$74,600. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the specific grant funding and the terms of the research grant when extending an offer

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. 


Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Ecology, Earth Science, Environmental Science or related disciplines at the time of appointment; ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Application Instructions

Application materials: 1) one-page document outlining your research interests, experiences, and future goals, including contact information for three references; 2) comprehensive CV

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