Looking for a postdoc? Join the lab!

I’m moving to Arizona State University in a little under a year and will be hiring great people for lab startup. If you’re interested in working together on theory or in the field, please consider applying for one of the below positions!


The Macrosystems Ecology Lab at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona (PI Benjamin Blonder) is recruiting two postdoctoral researchers for lab startup.

The lab’s focus is on predictive community ecology and biogeography, paleoecological and anthropogenic effects on biodiversity dynamics, and global change plant ecophysiology. We use a combination of field, eco-informatics, and modeling approaches. Field sites are focused in forests and alpine environments in Latin America, southeast Asia, Scandinavia, and the United States. Learn more at http://benjaminblonder.org/research/.

Projects could focus on any topic of mutual interest, and use a combination of field, modeling, or informatics approaches. Joining the lab at this early stage is an opportunity to gain independence, close collaboration, and active mentoring. Candidates with an interest in building on our science education and community outreach initiatives are very welcome.

Funding is available for 2 years at competitive salaries, with additional support available for conference travel and fieldwork. Start dates are around January 1st 2018 but can be flexible. Information on benefits and leave policies is available at https://cfo.asu.edu/benefits. The lab is strongly supportive of positive work-life balance for people in all stages of their careers.

Arizona State University is easily reached by light rail service from the Phoenix international airport. The Phoenix area hosts a vibrant multicultural community, and the region provides excellent recreation and research opportunities, with the Grand Canyon, Colorado Plateau, and Madrean Sky Islands all close by.

To apply, please send a cover letter, current CV, recent publication, and names of 2 professional references to Benjamin Blonder at bblonder@gmail.com. The application deadline is April 15th, 2017. Please feel free to get in touch informally beforehand to discuss projects or ask questions.

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