Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar in the area of plant
ecophysiology in Jennifer Funk’s lab at Chapman University in southern
California. This is a full-time one year position with the possibility
of an additional year subject to performance review. The project will
examine the influence of nitrogen fixation strategy on rates of
photosynthesis, respiration, and plant growth in a taxonomically and
functionally diverse group of legumes. Results will be analyzed in the
context of current plant economic models to develop a theoretical
framework that explains legume growth strategies. Chapman has
outstanding undergraduate students and opportunities exist for teaching
and mentoring experience.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Ecology or Plant Biology
and be proficient with leaf-level gas exchange measurements (LI-6400).
Experience managing a large greenhouse or field experiment is required.
Preferred candidates will also have experience measuring and analyzing
plant functional traits, including root traits, and familiarity with
multivariate statistics. The ideal candidate will have good writing and
organizational skills, and an ability to work well with undergraduate
Please email a letter of interest, resume, and email addresses of three
references to: Dr. Jennifer Funk, [email protected] by 07/28/2017.
Ideally, the position will start in October 2017. For more information
on the lab: http://www1.chapman.edu/~jlfunk/.