[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral position - trace gas and isotope biogeochemistry - University of Arizona

Laura Meredith drlaurameredith at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 19:47:50 MDT 2016

Please see ad for postdoctoral position below and circulate to those who
may be interested.

*Postdoctoral Position at the University of Arizona*

We are looking for a creative post-doctoral scientist with a strong
background in instrumentation, isotope biogeochemistry, and/or modeling to
join an interdisciplinary “ecosystem genomics” team seeking to discover how
microbial community composition and metabolism scale to the ecosystem
biogeochemistry of carbon, focusing on a carbon-rich biome critical for
understanding feedbacks to climate change. The position will focus on
methane cycling across land use types in the Amazon of Brazil.

The candidate will manage cutting edge field instrumentation, lead
interpretation of resultant data on isotopic composition of fluxes and
concentrations of carbon cycle gases, and work as part of an international
team studying the molecular microbial ecology of carbon cycling using
multiple methods (from metagenomics of microbial communities to ecosystem
fluxes). Facility with using a mathematical modeling framework to interpret
field observations is desirable, as are original ideas for complementary
investigations of microbial community ecology.

The position is based at University Arizona, but will involve significant
time commitments at international research sites and collaborator
institutions. These are exceptional opportunities to learn new techniques
and to make major scientific contributions to problems of both scientific
and societal interest using cutting-edge technology.

The position requires excellent communication skills and also an ability to
take a leadership role for specific project components and collaborate with
members of a broad international and interdisciplinary team. Fluency in (or
a desire to learn) Portuguese is strongly desired. This is an
interdisciplinary research program, and the candidate need not to be
familiar with all of the relevant methods, but a strong science background
relevant to isotope biogeochemistry, including field instrumentation, and
interpretation of data within a mathematical modeling framework, is desired.

For more details, see: www.saleskalab.org/ (Saleska research group)
Please send inquiries to Dr. Scott Saleska (saleska at email.arizona.edu) or
Dr Laura Meredith (laurameredith at email.arizona.edu)

https://uacareers.com/postings/12745  <https://uacareers.com/postings/12745>
https://uacareers.com/ posting number P20239​

The University of Arizona seeks people with diverse perspectives and
experiences and is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
organization. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities
are encouraged to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also
welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service
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