Opportunities

 

NSF – Research Experience for Undergraduates Opportunity

The Sala Lab at Arizona State University is looking for motivated undergraduate students to participate in research activities in grassland ecosystem ecology, for 10 weeks, during the summer of 2022. Successful applicants will work with graduate students, technicians and postdocs to assist with ongoing rainfall manipulation experiments, vegetation and soil sampling, and other field surveys at several field sites across the US. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to work with Sala Lab members and the PI to develop a personalized project.

Activities will be based at the Jornada Experimental Range (~25miles from Las Cruces, NM).

The successful applicants are awarded a stipend, which is to cover food, lodging, and travel costs.

About the Jornada

The Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological

Research Program is focused on the ecology of drylands in the southwest USA, including the causes and consequences of alternative ecosystem states and the expansion of woody plants into grasslands resulting in more “desert like” conditions. By conducting long-term precipitation manipulation experiments, we are interested in how long-term changes to precipitation amount and variability affect ecosystem functioning.

More information on the Sala Lab and LTER is available at:

https://sala.lab.asu.edu

https://jornada.nmsu.edu/lter

Eligibility

Undergraduate student participants supported with NSF funds in either REU Supplements or REU Sites must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. An undergraduate student is a student who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree.

How to apply

Applications are evaluated upon submission, and positions will be filled as long as funding is available.

Please send application materials via email to the Sala Lab’s Manager, Stephen Doucette-Riise, sdoucet1@asu.edu by April 14, 2022.

 

Application materials must include:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

  • Unofficial undergraduate transcript

 

77070BR

Campus: Tempe

Job Description

The Global Drylands Center (GDC) at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory’s Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation is seeking a project coordinator to perform a central role in coordinating the multiple activities of the GDC.

Job Family: Business Operations

Department Name: Global Drylands Center

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

VP Code: KNOWLEDGE ENTERPRISE DEV

Scope of Search: Open

Grant Funded Position: This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range: $44,950 – $62,000 per year; DOE

Close Date: 24-March-2022

Category: 02

Essential Duties

  • Coordinates project activities and assists in execution
  • Works closely and collaboratively with key stakeholders to define project activities, budget, and outcomes
  • Prepares and manages logistics, scheduling, and target audience communications
  • Manages hiring of independent contractors, research team, and hourly personnel
  • Responsible for purchasing/reimbursement/travel – process purchase requisitions, reimbursements and travel for GDC Director and students
  • Coordinates events – plans and organizes GDC conferences, seminars, workshops, visitors and meetings
  • Maintains direct contact with individuals from various outside organizations and university departments associated with scheduled project/program
  • Manages Center accounts – assists GDC Director with managing budgets
  • Assists in proposal and report writing
  • Develops PowerPoint presentations

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience organizing projects and processes
  • Experience in coordinating and prioritizing work and activities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management and budgeting
  • Evidence of effective written, oral, and inter-personal communication skills
  • Experience in work that requires attention to detail and organization
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office Applications including Excel and PowerPoint

Working Environment

  • Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking.
  • Use office equipment including a desktop computer.
  • Lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties.
  • Regular review of completed tasks.

Department Statement

The Global Drylands Center engages key actors of dryland stewardship to develop use-inspired research, training and solutions for arid ecosystems around the world.

The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability conducts research, education, and problem-solving related to sustainability, with a special focus on urban environments. The Institute initiates and nurtures work on issues of sustainability across many departments on the four campuses of ASU, and collaborates with other academic institutions, governments, businesses and industries, and community groups locally, nationally, and globally.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply: Click here

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

 

 

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: School of Life Sciences Administration and Faculty

Location

Tempe, AZ

Open Date

Jan 25, 2022

Deadline

Feb 22, 2022 at 3:00 PM Arizona Time

Description

The Global Drylands Center (GDC), the Extremes Focal Area and the Sala Lab are seeking a postdoctoral research scholar to lead two types of complementary activities. The postdoctoral research scholar will contribute to synthesis activities within the Global Drylands Center and the Extremes Focal Area in close collaboration with the Director, the Executive Committee and GDC-Extremes members. Synthesis activities will be complemented by the deployment of a field experiment at the Jornada Experimental Range in New Mexico with the objective of understanding interactions between intensity and duration of grazing and drought. The experiment will test the hypothesis that thresholds in rates of grass decline and recovery will be controlled by the interaction of defoliation amount, drought severity, and press duration.

This is a grant-funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding. This position is expected to run for two consecutive years. The second-year renewal is contingent upon satisfactory progress and contribution to the collective program.

Essential duties

  1. Collaborate in the activities of the Global Drylands Center and Extremes Focal Area including synthesis, education and outreach.
  2. Design and deploy field experiment and collect data in collaboration with lab manager and graduate students
  3. Analyze experimental data and write scientific papers associated with the research.
  4. Travel to meetings to perform the work and present results.
  5. Be an active member in research group activities (e.g., participate in lab meetings, mentor students).

Department and project information

The Global Drylands Center and the Extremes Focal Area are part of the School of Life Sciences (SOLS), the Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation and the Global Futures Lab. They provide a vital hub for creative excellence at Arizona State University, with active and evolving platforms for collaborative, cutting-edge research and faculty whose discovery is freed from traditional institutional boundaries. Arizona State University is a dynamic, progressive university dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, to rethinking university education, and to integrating excellence in research and teaching.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates must have at the time of appointment an earned doctorate in a relevant field such as ecology, environmental studies or sustainability science.

The qualified candidate is anticipated to start as soon as possible. Candidates must be within 5 years from receipt of their doctoral degree. The initial appointment is being made on a fiscal year, for one year, with subsequent annual renewal for up to an additional year (or, for up to two additional years) contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Special emphasis will be placed on candidates with the capacity to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams, a strong record of scholarly achievement, and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • We are interested in candidates with field experimentation and data analyses.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/101866 and provide the following materials:

  1. Cover letter and research interests. Applicants should describe experience and suitability for the position.
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume.
  3. A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
  4. Contact information (name, email and phone) for two or three references.

Application reviews will begin Tuesday, February 22.

Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

 

 

76106BR

Campus: Tempe

Job Description

The School of Life Sciences is looking to hire a Research Specialist (Lab Manager).  This position supports the field and laboratory work of the Sala Lab and partially support the functioning of Global Drylands Center. Under the lab manager part of this job, they will perform a wide variety of standard laboratory and field experimental procedures during field season in several locations in New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and Arizona requiring ingenuity, resourcefulness and adaptability to special and changing needs of research. In addition, the lab manager oversees the functioning of the lab and purchasing of supplies. Under the Global Drylands Center functioning, they will maintain web site, assist in the purchasing of supplies and in the event organization.

Job Family: Research & Laboratory

Department Name: Sols Administration & Faculty

Full-Time

VP Code: EXEC VP/PROVOST

Scope of Search: Open

Grant Funded Position: This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range: $34,632 – $46,632 per year; DOE

Close Date: 22-February-2022

Category: 02

Essential Duties

May supervise, monitor or coordinate work of subordinates.  Performs skilled procedures, tests and analyses in the field and in the lab. Analyzes data and writes research progress reports including summarizing test results of participating investigators and assists in the preparation and writing of papers for publication; assists in writing reports on one or more aspects for large ecological projects.  Performs administrative functions such as managing schedules, assisting in projecting budgets and procuring laboratory space, supplies and equipment.  Creates and manages databases for studies, which includes setting up database and associated data entry programs and retrieving data from database for purposes of analyses or data review.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Evidence of working effectively in a dynamic environment subject to changing priorities

Working Environment

Activities are performed in an office, lab setting and in the field subject to extended periods of field work, sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of.  May be required to wear personal protective equipment before entering laboratories such as lab coat, gloves, safety glasses, closed toe shoes, and respirator.  Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.  Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

Department Statement

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) has provided a vital hub for creative excellence at Arizona State University, with more than 670 faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff, and research that ranges from studies on biodiesel and biohydrogen to vaccine development and the conservation of whales. As ASU’s first academic unit to fully reflect President Michael Crow’s integrated, interdisciplinary vision for the New American University, the School of Life Sciences offers active and evolving platforms for collaborative, cutting-edge research and faculty whose discovery is freed from traditional institutional boundaries.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume and Cover Letter should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.