[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Scholar, Temple University

Sujith Ravi sujithravi at gmail.com
Thu May 28 20:53:17 MDT 2015

*Postdoctoral Opportunity in Earth and Environmental Science, Temple

The Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Temple University (PA,
USA) is seeking a full-term Postdoctoral Research Associate interested in
the general area of soil erosion - ecosystem interactions.

The successful applicant will perform field research and quantitative data
analysis, focusing on the following two projects: (1) applicability of
novel techniques – rare earth element tracers for soil erosion, and LiDAR
(Ground-based & Unmanned Aerial Systems) for soil microtopography and
vegetation structure – to monitor landscape responses to fires (2)
environmental impacts (e.g. soil hydrologic properties, aerosol emissions)
of large-scale biochar application. Opportunities will also be
provided for collaborating
in other ongoing projects and developing independent projects. Additional
information about ongoing research projects can be found at
http://sites.temple.edu/ravi/ .

Requirements include a Ph.D. in earth sciences, environmental science,
environmental engineering or similar fields, strong organizational,
communication and writing skills. Prior experience in soil laboratory
analysis (chemical or physical) or field methods for soil erosion/dust
monitoring is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to
contribute to proposal writing and mentoring undergraduate and graduate

The postdoctoral position is available immediately. Initial appointment
will be for one year with likely renewal pending satisfactory performance.

Applications should be submitted by email as a single pdf to Dr. Sujith
Ravi (sravi at temple.edu) and include: (1) a curriculum vitae including list
of publications (2) a statement describing past research experience and
interests, as well as research interests to be pursued during the
postdoctoral tenure at Temple University (no more than 2 pages), and (3)
the names and contact information for three references. Review of
applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is

Temple University is a comprehensive public research university located in
Philadelphia (PA) with around 38,000 students and provides one of the
nation’s most comprehensive and diverse learning environments. More
information about our department is available at
http://www.temple.edu/geology/ .
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