[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-doctoral Associate in Biogeochemistry/Microbial Ecology

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Jan 14 10:02:39 MST 2015

Date:    Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:54:10 +0000
From:    "LEFF, LAURA" <lleff at KENT.EDU>
Subject: Post-doctoral Associate in Biogeochemistry/Microbial Ecology

Post-doctoral Associate in Biogeochemistry/Microbial Ecology
I am seeking a post-doc to conduct research on the biogeochemistry of linke=
d aquatic-terrestrial systems.  I am particularly interested in a researche=
r with experience using stable isotopes to examine denitrification or other=
 processes and with an interest in connecting biogeochemical functions to m=
icrobial community structure and activity. The post-doc will have the oppor=
tunity to participate in workshops and other activities offered via Kent St=
ate's post-doc mentoring program.  In addition to publishing results from t=
he project, the post-doc and I will develop future research ideas and submi=
t proposals.  The post-doc will also have access to a variety of instrument=
s, university owned field sites, collaborations with private and public par=
tners, and a network of university researchers from a variety of discipline=
s who study topics related to ecology, water, urban design, etc.
If you are interested in learning more about the position, please send me a=
n e mail describing your interests and experiences along with your CV.  Bel=
ow I have included some information about Kent State and my department.
Laura Leff
Professor, Interim Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
Kent State University
Kent State University (www.kent.edu), the second largest university in Ohio=
, is a state-supported, doctoral degree granting institution ranked as 'hig=
h research' by the Carnegie Foundation. Kent State eight campus system has =
a total enrollment of nearly 42,000 students. The Kent campus population co=
nsists of 22,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students and includes in=
dividuals from all 50 states and over 100 countries.  The city of Kent comb=
ines the eclectic atmosphere of a small midwest college town with easy acce=
ss to major metropolitan centers, including Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, and=

The Department of Biological Sciences (www.kent.edu/biology) is the largest=
 in the College of Arts and Sciences, with over 80 MS and PhD students, app=
rox. 1100 undergraduate majors, and 41 faculty on the Kent campus. Faciliti=
es and resources include shared biogeochemical analysis instrument labs, an=
 interdisciplinary Center for Ecology and Resource Sustainability (CENRS), =
and 18 managed natural areas available for research activities. The Departm=
ent has formal affiliations or active collaborations with non-academic orga=
nizations across northeast Ohio, including: the Holden Arboretum, the Cleve=
land Botanical Garden, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cleveland Metroparks,=
 Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the Nature Conservancy of Ohio. I=
nternational opportunities for teaching, training, and research are support=
ed by membership in OTS, and a formal agreement with the University of Cost=
a Rica.
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