Post Doctoral Research Associate Position ~

18 de diciembre de 2004

Post Doctoral Research Associate Position

Physiological Ecologist/Plant Physiologist
The Environmental Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(ORNL) invites qualified persons to apply for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position at the Laboratory.
The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of investigators addressing how a single-gene change in an important biological process (i.e., nitrate assimilation) translates across multiple levels of biological organization to produce detectable and predictable responses at the ecosystem level. Wild type and transformed Arabidopsis, and mixtures of the two, will be grown at ambient and elevated CO2 in order to identify physiological linkages between the carbon and nitrogen cycles. The candidate will assist in the design and operation of hydroponic and soil-based mesocosms, the latter to include capabilities for system-level measurements of carbon and water exchange. The candidate will be expected to provide expertise in one or more of the following areas; leaf and whole-plant physiology, nitrogen acquisition, and modeling. The work will contribute to a Department of Energy, Office of Science, Program for Ecosystem Research funded project investigating how environmental change influences the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems. The principal qualification is a Ph.D. degree in plant physiology, ecology, or related environmental science field. Excellent oral and written communication skills and willingness to work in a multi-disciplinary team are required. This is a three-year position. Preferred starting date is February 1, 2005.
Qualified applicants are invited to send a current resume and a list of 3 or more references to the attention of Dr. Stan D. Wullschleger, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6422, or e-mail to
More information about the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Environmental Sciences Division is available at:
This position will be offered through the ORNL Postdoctoral Research Associates Program (
Salaries will be competitive. The program is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.

Stan Wullschleger, PhD
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6422
Tel (865) 574-7839
Fax (865) 576-9939

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