The Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE) Research Associate (postdoctoral) in regional modeling of forest ecosystem response to climate change and management. The position is in Dr. Beverly Law’s lab. The person will develop, test and apply the Community Land Model (CLM) to improve prediction of climate-related stress, forest die-back, and effects of future climate and land management options on carbon uptake across the western US. The Research Associate is part of a diverse team of modelers on the project from Oregon State University, U Idaho, Oxford University, and Hadley Met Office. The position requires a Ph.D. in earth system science, ecophysiology, or related discipline, and a working knowledge of FORTRAN90 and a land system model or similar complex models. Minimum qualifications include a demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed papers, effective oral communication skills, and to work well in a collaborative team environment. We prefer someone with an understanding of physiological sensitivity of tree species to drought and heat extremes.

Please see for full position description and required application materials. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Beverly Law (, 541-737-6111). Applications must be received by August 31, 2016.

Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Beverly Law
Professor, Global Change Biology & Terrestrial Systems Science, Forest Ecosystems & Society, Oregon State University

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