[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Position: Social-Ecological Analysis of Nitrogen Loss in Midwest Agriculture, Michigan State University

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at geography.wisc.edu
Thu Jun 6 10:42:56 MDT 2013

Social-Ecological Analysis of Nitrogen Loss in Midwest Agriculture,
Michigan State University

A full time postdoctoral position is available to work on a project
examining interacting social and ecological factors underlying
nitrogen loss from corn production in the Upper Midwest. The study
involves multidisciplinary and collaborative research to understand
the drivers of water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated
with nitrogen fertilizer application. This project is funded through
the National Science Foundation Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human
Systems program and aims to work with stakeholders and policy-makers
to better understand nitrogen loss and pursue new approaches to
increase nitrogen use efficiency.

Candidates should have completed a Ph.D., which can be from a relevant
natural or social science discipline, and the most competitive
candidates will have training and/or experience in interdisciplinary
settings, systems thinking, or coupled systems research. The
successful applicant will work with the PI to manage and participate
in both ecological and social science aspects of the research project.
Experience working with farmers is preferred, but not required. An
ability to analyze quantitative ecological and social data is
necessary as well as a willingness to help facilitate meetings with
stakeholders, scientists, and policy-makers.

The position will be available as early as October 1 2013. It will
initially be offered for one year, but will be extended to two years
upon a positive review of the work performed. Additional years of
funding may also be available. The positions is based at Michigan
State University’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), which is
located near Kalamazoo Michigan, midway between Detroit and Chicago
and about 60 miles south of the MSU main campus in East Lansing. KBS
is a center for ecological and social-ecological research and
education and hosts a diversity of events year round. For more
information see: www.kbs.msu.edu/

Applicants should send a statement of interest, CV, and contact
information for three professional references to Dr. Diana Stuart
(dstuart at msu.edu) in one pdf file. Review of applications will begin
on July 15th and continue until the position is filled.

Julie E. Doll, Ph.D.

Education & Outreach Specialist
Agriculture & Ecology

Kellogg Biological Station Long-term Ecological Research Program
Michigan State University

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269-671-2266 (office)

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