[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Associate, Methane Cycling, University of Arizona

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Wed Dec 27 07:11:32 MST 2017

Postdoctoral Research Associate I

University of Arizona- Tucson, AZ




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 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. 

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. 

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance;
paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ ASU / NAU tuition reduction for
the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and
cultural activities; and more! 

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates
and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are
considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered
an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by
Above & Beyond Relocation Services ( ABRS ) .Ask your department contact to
be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit. 

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best
Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of
Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs.
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Duties & Responsibilities 

*	Manage cutting edge field instrumentation.

*	Lead interpretation of resultant data on isotopic composition of
fluxes and concentrations of carbon cycle gases.

*	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).

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 

*	Excellent communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications 

*	Ph.D. in Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences, Biology or Related

*	Ability to take a leadership role for specific project components
and collaborate with members of a broad international and interdisciplinary

Preferred Qualifications 

*	Fluency in (or a desire to learn) Portuguese is strongly desired.

*	Facility with using a mathematical modeling framework to interpret
field observations is desirable, as are original ideas for complementary
investigations of microbial community ecology.


Full Time/Part Time 
Full Time 

Number of Hours Worked per Week 

Job Category 
Postdoctoral Research 

Benefits Eligible 
Yes - Full Benefits 

Posted Rate of Pay 

Type of criminal background check required: 
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)


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