We are seeking to hire a lead Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead a National Science Foundation funded project to identify adaptive water use strategies to cope with extreme thermal stress across a wide range of plant functional types. The project will be based at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ, where the postdoc will work closely with a team of scientists with expertise in plant ecophysiology, thermal ecology and Earth systems modeling, and will be co-mentored by Drs. Kevin Hultine (DBG), Luiza Aparecido (Arizona State Univ.) and Benjamin Blonder (Univ. California at Berkeley). Collaboration will also be possible with Drs. Martijn Slot, Klaus Winter, Sean Michaletz, Danica Lombardozzi, and Chonggang Xu, as well as with another project postdoctoral research associate focused on mathematical modeling.
The position will be renewed annually up to three years with an expected start date of January 2, 2023, and will include full benefits.