USGS Postdoctoral Fellowship on Carbon Storage in Sagebrush Rangelands (Corvallis, OR)

Corvallis, OR
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Post Doctoral Appointments
The participant will receive a stipend based on education and experience. Anticipated annual stipend amount is approximately $56,595 to $61,595 (depending on experience) plus a Health Insurance Stipend Supplement for Medical/Rx & Dental/Vision.
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Research opportunity: An ORISE postdoctoral research opportunity is available at the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) in the research group of Dr. Madelon Case, Supervisory Research Ecologist, based in Corvallis, OR. The Case research group investigates how global and local stressors - especially climate variability, grazing, and fire - interact to shape ecosystem structure and function in rangelands. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research to synthesize data from the SageSTEP experimental network ( and other data sources to quantify how land treatments and site conditions influence above and belowground carbon storage in sagebrush rangelands. Following from this research, the fellow will be part of a broader effort to develop a spatially explicit map of rangeland soil organic carbon across the Great Basin, and to relate carbon resilience to conservation priorities for land management. Dr. Case will provide research mentorship and training in line with the fellow’s professional goals, including writing for scientific publication and communication with land management partners. The fellow will have opportunities to interact with a core group of project collaborators (listed below), with the broader SageSTEP researcher network, and with other researchers in the region collaborating to synthesize rangeland carbon data. Collaborators: Benjamin Rau (USFS), Rory O’Connor (USDA-ARS), Lisa Ellsworth (Oregon State University), Beth Newingham (USDA-ARS), Matthew Reeves (USFS) If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact Madelon Case, How to apply: Applications are only accepted using the ORISE opportunity announcement: If you have questions about the application process please email and include the reference code for this opportunity (USGS-2023-04)
Preferred skills: Academic background in biogeochemistry, soil science, or ecosystem ecology, particularly related to the carbon cycle Interest or experience with geospatial modelling and mapping Interest or experience in rangeland or dryland ecosystems U.S. Citizen Only, with Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 6/30/2023. See the ORISE opportunity announcement for further requirements on eligibility.
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Madelon Case,
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