[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc: Impacts of emerald ash borer on black ash wetlands

Joseph Wagenbrenner jwwagenb at mtu.edu
Sat Oct 24 10:57:22 MDT 2015

*Post-doctoral Researcher*

*Synthesizing impacts of emerald ash borer on black ash wetlands*

Michigan Technological University is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral
researcher. The position is for one year, with subsequent yearly
appointment(s) subject to successful review and anticipated funding.
Employment can begin as early as 4 Jan 2016. Support is provided by grant

The research will focus on synthesizing five years of field measurements
related to the impacts of emerald ash borer (EAB) on black ash wetland
systems. Focus areas include hydrology, carbon and nitrogen fluxes, and
vegetation responses of small watersheds under simulated EAB infestations.
Some field work in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan will be
required, and additional travel to field sites and to meet with
collaborators in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota is anticipated.

Preferred qualifications include: a PhD in forest ecology, ecosystem
science, environmental science, soil science, hydrology, or a related
field; the ability to synthesize complex field studies for peer-reviewed
and management-focused publications and presentations; and database
management and statistical analysis environmental data.

The expected compensation includes annual salary of approximately $45,000
and benefits described here:
https://www.mtu.edu/hr/current/benefits/docs/2014-post-doc-bib.pdf. The
project funding includes some additional research funds, primarily for
travel and field supplies. Personal development opportunities will be
provided based on the needs and goals of the successful candidate.

Applicants should submit a 2 page cover letter, CV, up to three examples of
published work, and the names and email addresses of three references.  The
cover letter should address the candidate’s research interests and
experiences and a vision for how the results can be communicated to and
applied with the greatest impact to land management. These materials should
be submitted as a single pdf to Joe Wagenbrenner at jwwagenb at mtu.edu).
Please include "Black Ash Post-doc” in the subject line. Review of
applications will begin 1 Dec 2015 and will continue until the position is
filled. Conversations with key project personnel may be arranged at the
2015 annual meetings of the SAF, GSA, SSSA, or AGU.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Joe Wagenbrenner (jwwagenb at mtu.edu), Dr.
Tom Pypker (tpypker at tru.ca), or Dr. Randy Kolka (rkolka at fs.fed.us) with any

Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI in the heart of Michigan's Upper
Peninsula. Houghton is situated on the hills bordering the beautiful
Portage Waterway and is only minutes from the Lake Superior shoreline. The
area offers a bounty of cultural and recreational opportunities and a low
cost of living. Houghton was rated as the 15th Greatest Place to Live in
America by Outside Magazine in 2014. This environment combined with a great
research opportunity results in an excellent quality of life. Michigan Tech
is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in
receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and
the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Technological
University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal
opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for
protected veterans and individuals with disability. Applications from women
and minorities are highly encouraged by both the department and the

Joe Wagenbrenner
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University
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