[ES_JOBS_NET] Aquatic Biogeochemistry Postdoctoral Research Position

Amy Burgin aburgin2 at unl.edu
Tue Dec 17 08:27:32 MST 2013

*Aquatic Biogeochemistry Postdoctoral Research Position*

The Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology lab at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln
seeks qualified applications for a postdoctoral position focused on aquatic
biogeochemistry.  This is a non-tenure leading post-doctoral research
associate position established for a period of one year with Dr. Amy Burgin
at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Continuation of this position
beyond one year is contingent upon the availability of grant funding and
satisfactory accomplishment of assigned duties, up to a maximum of three

*Responsibilities:*  This position will support field and laboratory
research in support of two projects focused on the importance of
biogeochemical time lags for ecosystem restoration.  The first project
centers on Nebraska’s highly endangered saline wetland ecosystems, wherein
research aims to better inform landscape managers as to the interactions
between soil chemistry, saline groundwater and plant community dynamics and
how those affect restoration efforts.  The focus of the second project is
to understand the biogeochemical lag times in phosphorus cycling in
restored reservoirs.  Opportunities will be provided for developing
independent projects related to the broader topics under investigation for
the grant support.

*Qualifications:*  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, marine
science or a relevant field.  Applicants must also have a driver’s license
and experience with boats.  Strong preference will be given to candidates
with evidence of: 1) laboratory and field experience in either freshwater
or coastal biogeochemistry, with a strong preference for candidates with
experience in both types of systems, 2) excellent communication skills, as
indicated by publications and presentations, 3) prior collaborative
experience and willingness to work as a member of a team, and 4) evidence
of ability to manage and coordinate undergraduate or graduate students as
part of previous projects.

*Desired Skills: * Experience with Microsoft Access, Matlab, R-statistical
software is an asset, but not a requirement of the position.  Additionally,
experience working in both freshwater and marine ecosystems is an asset,
but not a requirement. Working knowledge of methodologies for measuring
trace gas fluxes, gas chromatography, and soil or water chemistry,
experience manipulating and analyzing large datasets, and familiarity with
modeling and/or remote sensing skills.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Amy Burgin (
aburgin2 at unl.edu).  To apply for this position, go to the UNL Employment
web site:  http://employment.unl.edu.  Search for requisition number
F_130234.  Click on “Apply to this job” and attach a letter of interest,
curriculum vitae, and names and complete contact information for three
references.  Review of applications will begin January 3, 2014, and
continue until the position is filled.  Target start date is March 1, 2014,
but is negotiable.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the United
States.  All hires are subject to final budgetary approval.
The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation
ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus
community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance,
and dual careers.
Amy Burgin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Natural Resources
University of Nebraska

412 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Ave.
Lincoln, NE 68583-0974

office: (402) 472 - 3491
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