Colorado State University, Postdoctoral Fellow, Linking soil biodiversity and ecosystem processes in a low-diversity ecosystem

Diana Wall, Department of Biology at Colorado State University, seeks a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to take a leading role in ongoing research on patterns and the controls of belowground communities in the McMurdo Dry Valley LTER, Antarctica. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the soil biodiversity component of the McMurdo LTER, thus knowledge and experience in long term, multiple research sites is highly desirable.  Applicants will be expected to publish and participate as team member for the Antarctic and other arid land research projects in the Wall lab. Knowledge of soil food-web ecology, expertise in analyzing and synthesizing ecological data sets, the ability to work as a leader and a team member, and knowledge and experience in long term, multiple research sites are all highly desirable qualifications of the successful applicant. 

A PhD closely related to soil ecology or soil nematology is required, as are publications in peer-reviewed journals, and evidence of soil ecology field and lab research. The position can require up to 2 months in the lab and field in Antarctica starting December, 2011 thus applicants must pass a medical physical as required by NSF.

Full details of the position and application instructions can be found at  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications must be received by January 15, 2011. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 


Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.  CSU is an EO/AA employer.