Interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Research Associate for Convergence Research in Sustainable Coffee: Louisiana

Agency
Tulane University
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Salary
$50,000
Start Date
01/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
11/15/2021
Website
https://apply.interfolio.com/95966
Description
Interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Research Associate for Convergence Research in Sustainable Coffee. We have an opening for a post-doctoral research associate for our newly funded, NSF-funded Convergence Research project. Centered in the Yoro region of Honduras, this exciting and interdisciplinary project brings together conservation biologists, ecologists, agronomists, farmers, indigenous peoples, economists, social scientists, land managers, and engineers to co-design, assess, and implement a system for sustainable coffee production.  The post-doc will work with the team on the initial phase of this NSF project which focuses on sustainability at the coffee-farm scale. The primary research project of the postdoc will be to develop an ecological–economic modeling of a farm ecosystem and there is a lot of scope for innovation and for the postdoc to add their own ideas and take on additional research projects. After a period of familiarization, the postdoc will assume a leadership and coordination role.  The start date is January 1st 2022 or as soon as possible after that. You must have a PhD in hand by the start date. The position is  for two years (contingent upon annual review at year 1) with some possibility of further extension. The starting annual salary is $50,000 plus benefits and based at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana with travel to Honduras and collaborating institutions in the US.   For more details and to apply, please go to  https://apply.interfolio.com/95966 For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Caz Taylor caz@tulane.edu
Qualifications
Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in any relevant discipline (which could include Ecology or other Life Sciences, Sustainability, Policy, Development Economics) before starting the position. We seek a friendly, dynamic person with an interest in interdisciplinary work, ecological conservation, and sustainability in developing countries, especially Latin America. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate good quantitative skills, effective communication (written and verbal), and team-working skills. Ability to communicate in both Spanish and English is preferred. To apply go to https://apply.interfolio.com/95966
Contact Person
Caz Taylor
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