[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD opportunity in urban hydrology and isotope biogeochemistry, University of Pittsburgh, deadline Jan. 15

Elliott, Emily M eelliott at pitt.edu
Wed Jan 6 09:43:53 MST 2016

A PhD position is available beginning September 2016  in the Elliott Stable  Isotope Biogeochemistry Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Geology and Environmental Science,  as part of a 5-year, NSF-funded study of urban nitrogen dynamics.  We are seeking  new graduate student(s) to join our dynamic and interdisciplinary research  group dedicated to using stable isotope geochemistry to examine nitrogen dynamics in atmospheric-ecosystem-hydrologic systems.  Specific projects  include examination of reactive nitrogen dynamics in urban watersheds, modeling riverine nitrogen fluxes, and tracking sources  of nitrogen eutrophication to surface waters.  Candidates from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are welcome, but an M.S. is required; only substantial research and prior publication experience will be considered in lieu of an M.S. degree.  Desired qualifications (but not required) include hydrologic modeling and GIS experience, quantitative analysis, experience in the measurement or application of stable isotope data, and strong writing skills. Interested  candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Elliott directly  (eelliott at pitt.edu<https://webmail.pitt.edu/webmail/src/compose.php?send_to=eelliott%40pitt.edu> ) via an email that briefly describes research  experiences and interests.  Applications are due January 15, 2016.  More information about the Elliott group can be found here:  http://www.pitt.edu/~eelliott/  and application information can be found here: http://www.geology.pitt.edu/application.<http://www.geology.pitt.edu/application>  Pittsburgh is routinely ranked one of America's most livable cities and  has enjoyed a "green renaissance" fueled by the convergence of  Universities and technology start-up companies.  Coupled with the low- cost of living, a lively arts and restaurant scene, and a strong sports presence, it is a fun and friendly place to live

Emily M. Elliott, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Geology & Environmental Science
University of Pittsburgh
502 SRCC
4107 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260

ph:  412/624-8882
eelliott at pitt.edu<mailto:eelliott at pitt.edu>

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