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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Plant Invasion with Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, Clemson University in Clemson SC

Type of position Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Plant Invasion
Employer Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, Clemson University
Location Clemson SC
Salary competitive
Closing date of competition Review of applications will begin on November 6th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Date position available The position is available starting December 2017 (negotiable)
Description of duties A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, at Clemson University, Clemson SC. The candidate will work on a USDA-NIFA supported project to investigate the ecophysiological attributes of invasive plants including stress tolerance, plant-soil feedbacks, soil carbon and nutrient cycling, and the potential legacy-effects at regional scales. The candidate will also lead the implementation of various restoration practices that are formulated based on the above knowledge. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to develop and execute hypothesis-driven research in the above field, publish associated manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, present research at national meetings, contribute to research proposal submissions, maintain field plots, and guide graduate and undergraduate students in related research projects.

The position is available starting December 2017 (negotiable). The initial appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal up to 2.5 years based on performance evaluation.

Qualifications sought Candidates should have a Ph.D. in plant ecology/physiology or soil chemistry/ microbiology or related fields. Candidates with a strong background in plant eco-physiology/ soil carbon cycling/ microbial ecology/ plant-soil interactions will be given preference. Prior experience in plant invasions is not required, but will be considered as an advantage. Other preferred qualifications include- experience in conducting field-scale experiments, ability to work both independently and collaboratively, ability to formulate creative, hypothesis-driven projects, and a strong record of publications. The candidate should have a strong aptitude to learn analytical and molecular techniques as required by the projects.
Contact for additional information Nishanth Tharayil (ntharay@clemson.edu) 8646564453
Application procedure
Submit what i) cover letter describing motivation, research interests and career goals (up to 2 pages)
ii) C.V.
iii) copies of up to three relevant publications
iv) name and contact information of three references.
Submit to Please submit your application documents through Interfolio (link below)
https://apply.interfolio.com/45152
Additional Information Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.
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