The UC Davis John Muir Institute (JMIE) invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in the area of integrating climate change into natural resource decision making. Postdoctoral scholars will contribute to one or more of the following on-going research projects:
1. Estimate, characterize, and communicate climate change risk to natural resources in the southwestern United States using a structured decision-making approach.
2. Monitoring for adverse biological impacts as a consequence of the California forest carbon sequestration program.
3. Estimating the vulnerability of southwestern forested communities to climate change and fire.
4. Assessing state laws regarding movement of species and how these laws relate to climate change adaptation through managed relocation of species.
We seek postdoctoral scholars to work closely with our research team as well as natural resource management agencies. Each project is linked to specific resource management agencies. Valued skills include climate change vulnerability assessment, structured decision making, natural resource law, natural resource economics, quantitative social surveys, geographic information systems and modeling.
We will consider candidates who have recently completed their PhD, or will have completed it by the start date for this position. Postdoctoral appointments are for two years, subject to review after the first year. The start date may be as early as September 1, 2013, but must be before December 2013. Postdoctoral positions have an annual salary of approximately $40,000 plus full benefits.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, short (1-2 page) description of how the candidate envisions integrating into the aforementioned research areas. This package should be submitted as a single PDF file. Candidates are also encouraged to submit pdf copies of two publications. All materials should be addressed to Mark Schwartz and emailed to:jmie. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation, including one from the candidates Ph.D. advisor, sent under separate emails to jmie. Consideration of candidates will begin August 20. Interested candidates who would like more information may also indicate in an email to mwschwartz The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences.