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Anthropocene Biodiversity Postdoctoral Position

Stanford University, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve at Stanford University is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to contribute to our ongoing research on Anthropocene biodiversity. Primary duties will include  conducting research at Jasper Ridge that will contribute to understanding how to sustain the ecological health of naturally-operating ecosystems in the Anthropocene and participating in mentoring students. Research areas of interest include but are not restricted to using a wide variety of historical data available at Jasper Ridge to understand ecological baselines and trajectories, dendrochronology, invasive species, species distribution modeling, or any other specialization relevant to assessing the resilience of the Jasper Ridge ecosystem to anticipated global and local changes over the next few decades.

This is a 2-year position. The postdoc will be based out of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve located 15 minutes from the main campus of Stanford University, and will be working with Elizabeth Hadly, Anthony Barnosky, and Jasper Ridge Staff Scientist Nona Chiariello as well as with other postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates involved in the preserve’s Anthropocene Biodiversity initiative.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline, with all requirements for the degree completed by the start date, which we anticipate to be in late Spring 2019 (or as soon thereafter as possible for the successful candidate). Starting salary is $60,000 per year or commensurate with experience.

To apply, send the following materials by February 15, 2019 to Anthony Barnosky at a cover letter that highlights your qualifications, career goals, and why you are interested in the position; curriculum vitae; one-page proposal summarizing a research project you would like to accomplish while at Jasper Ridge; and the names of three references. For more information about Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve see For information about being a postdoc at Stanford see Direct specific questions about the position to, 650-851-6814.