25 de enero de 2005


The Environmental Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(ORNL) is seeking an ecologist to contribute to our terrestrial ecosystem research program which is focused on understanding the effects of environmental changes created by energy production and use. Expertise in belowground processes is especially but not exclusively desired.
ORNL ecosystem research staff have a rich history of research on the effect of acid rain, ozone, elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration and altered temperature and precipitation on forest function. Implementing large-scale manipulative forest experiments is a signature capability of the Division. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in terrestrial ecosystem ecology and a keen interest in taking advantage of the Oak Ridge Reservation (5,000+ protected hectares of southeastern hardwood forest well-suited to large scale manipulative experiments) and the depth of biological science, computational capabilities, and sensor technology development present at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The candidate would be engaged in his or her own funded research program in addition to teaming with ESD staff on existing projects.
The technical resources available at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are world class and the opportunities to do cross-disciplinary work are exceptional. Opportunities exist to collaborate with researchers skilled in plant and microbial genomic science and technology or contribute to the strong ecosystem and global carbon modeling efforts within the division.
Experience and Education Requirements: Ph.D. in terrestrial ecology preferably with a focus on temperate forests. Ideal applicant would have experience in ecosystem modeling and/or belowground processes and be comfortable in a multi- disciplinary environment. Ability to work as part of a team is critical.
To apply for this position, candidates should go to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory web site (, click on the "Jobs" category and then "ORNL Employment." Under "Scientific/Tech Staff/Mgmt," look for Ecosystem Science Researcher (Posting #050021). Questions about the position may be referred to Dr. Robin L. Graham; 865-576-7756.
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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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