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Postdoctoral Position or Research Scientist – Urban Sustainability and Living Infrastructure

We are recruiting a postdoctoral scientist to conduct research on the relationships between natural and built environment for urban sustainability and livability. We are using Los Angeles, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Baltimore, MD as a network of cities differing in development history and climate to develop and test new theory of living infrastructure while also helping the management of urban trees to meet municipal climate change goals ( The project involves a diverse network of scientists, including: life scientists, planners, policy scholars, and engineers. Candidates with expertise in related fields directed to research of coupled societal, technological, and environmental systems are encouraged to apply urban ecology, urban forestry, planning, landscape ecology, geography, sustainable engineering, science and technology studies.

The position is based at the University of California at Riverside, CA in the lab of Darrel Jenerette The successful candidate will provide leadership to the research effort and interact with project scientists, stakeholders, and trainees. Salary and benefits are competitive and based on experience. UC Riverside has a vibrant postdoctoral association. The position will be offered for one year with an expectation of a second year renewal. Applications should be sent as a single PDF containing cover letter with qualifications and research interests, CV, and contact information for three references to Darrel Jenerette ( Review is ongoing until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. UC Riverside is a research-intensive university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. The campus is located within one hour of Los Angeles, a city providing world-class cultural opportunities, and also provides easy access to extensive outdoor recreational areas, including forest, alpine, ocean, and desert environments.


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