[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Washington, Seattle - Arctic Carbon

David Butman dbutman at uw.edu
Thu Nov 19 13:14:20 MST 2015

Research Associate (postdoctoral) (0148) position is available at the
University of Washington to conduct field and lab based research as part of
a NASA funded effort to investigate carbon dynamics in arctic and boreal
ecosystems.  Under the guidance of Dr. David Butman the successful
candidate will engage directly with collaborators from the U.S. Geological
Survey, and Florida State University (R. Spencer) to carry out field
campaigns within the Yukon River Basin in interior Alaska during the summer
of 2016 and 2017.  Sampling will include organic and inorganic carbon
concentrations, dissolved gas fluxes, as well as stable and radioisotope
sampling and preparation in an effort to investigate the movement of carbon
from terrestrial to aquatic systems across a changing permafrost
landscape.   This effort is part of a collaboration between the USGS
LandCarbon program and the NASA Arctic and Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
with the lead PI as Dr. Robert Striegl (USGS), and the lead Science PI is
Dr. Michelle Walvoord (USGS).  The post-doc will have a leadership role in
the use of radioisotopes of organic carbon across arctic freshwater
research and will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of
researchers across universities and government agencies. This post-doc will
work directly with P.I Butman to further develop research of interest as
part of the larger effort.  This post-doc will begin to develop better
algorithms for airborne and space-based remote sensing techniques to
estimate carbon cycling in freshwaters across the arctic.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, in
environmental engineering, environmental science, biogeochemistry,
oceanography, or a related field, and have experience conducting field
campaigns in remote areas under sometimes challenging conditions.  In
addition, this candidate will have a foundational knowledge of carbon
biogeochemistry in freshwaters, understands the application of stable and
radio-isotopes to carbon cycling in aquatic systems, is familiar with
remote sensing techniques, and is willing to become an integral component
in a larger research effort.  The post-doc will receive a competitive
salary that is commensurate with their experience level. Applicants should
submit a CV and a cover letter describing their interest in the position,
their qualifications, and a list of three references with contact

This is a full-time, one year Research Associate (postdoctoral) appointment
based in Seattle, WA, with the potential of extending for an additional
year upon satisfactory performance.  The School of Environmental and Forest
Sciences manages several field stations and research sites including Pack
Forest and the Olympic Natural Resources Center, and works with a broad
range of stakeholders and partners including federal, state, and tribal
agencies; non-governmental organizations; resource-based industries; and
rural communities.  All UW faculty engage in research, teaching, and service

Please contact David Butman (dbutman at uw.edu) for more information and to
submit application materials.  More information about the School of
Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington can be
found at http://www.sefs.washington.edu/ and additional information on the
NASA ABoVE program can be found at http://above.nasa.gov/.  Review of
applications will begin January 1st and continue until a successful
applicant is found.  It is anticipated that this position will require
field work by June 2016.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or
disabled status, or genetic information.

David Butman
Assistant Professor
School of Environmental & Forest Sciences
Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Washington College of the Environment
phone: 206-685-0953
email: dbutman at uw.edu
website: www.thebutmanlab.com
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