[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD Position Available at Michigan Tech to study denitrification and N fixation in US streams

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Sep 10 22:18:01 MDT 2015

Date:    Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:10:36 -0400
From:    Amy Marcarelli <ammarcar at MTU.EDU>
Subject: PhD Position Available at Michigan Tech to study denitrification
and N fixation in US streams

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A PhD position is available beginning summer 2016 with Dr. Amy Marcarelli
at Michigan Technological University as part of a 5-year, NSF-funded study
of the balance between nitrogen fixation and denitrification across a range
of reactive N concentrations in streams across the United States.  This
student will work with a dynamic team of collaborators, graduate students
and undergraduate researchers to implement new analytical techniques for
measuring net N2 flux in the field and lab and collect data from NEON
network sites from Puerto Rico to Alaska.  Four years of RA funding
(including tuition) are available to support this student, and teaching
opportunities are also available in the Department of Biological Sciences
at Michigan Tech.  An M.S. in aquatic ecology or related discipline is
required; only substantial research and prior publication experience will
be considered in lieu of a Master=E2=80=99s degree.  All candidates must ha=
ve prior
experience working in field settings and be able to take on extended field
campaigns, work well with a team as well as independently, and have skills
and interest in aquatic biogeochemistry.  Desired qualifications also
include excellent academic record, a good quantitative background
(including statistics), and strong writing and computing skills.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Marcarelli (ammarcar at mtu.edu).
More information on the Marcarelli lab can be found at
http://marcarelli-lab.bio.mtu.edu/. Details on Michigan Tech, the
Department of Biological Sciences, and the application procedure can be
found at http://www.mtu.edu/biological/.  The position will be open until
filled, but applicants should contact Dr. Marcarelli by December 1, 2015
for full consideration.

Amy Marcarelli
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr., Dow 740
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: 906-487-2867
ammarcar at mtu.edu
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