[ES_JOBS_NET] POSTDOC RESEARCH - ARCTIC AND TEMPERATE WATERSHED BIOGEOCHEMISTRY, Michigan State University
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Mon Jun 5 11:02:31 MDT 2017
POSTDOC RESEARCH - ARCTIC AND TEMPERATE WATERSHED BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
Michigan State University
Postdoctoral Research Opportunity: Arctic and Temperate Watershed
Michigan State University
We seek a postdoctoral associate to lead data analysis and modelling
efforts for ongoing watershed biogeochemistry and hydrology projects in
the Watershed Science & Hydroecology Lab at Michigan State University (MSU).
The postdoc will lead efforts to analyze and model solute flux patterns
across Arctic and Temperate watersheds using large extant data sets and
new high-frequency data from stream sensor systems. The overarching
research goal is to quantify controls on dissolved organic matter and
nutrient production, processing, and transport through freshwater
ecosystems, and to assess how these controls are being altered by
regional and global changes.
The postdoc will work with a rapidly growing multidisciplinary team
examining the influence of changes in climate and land use on water
resources and watershed nutrient and pathogen transport. MSU is a large
and vibrant community for water research, and this position is only one
of several watershed science postdoctoral associate positions in our
The postdoc will be actively mentored to achieve their professional
goals, including individualized mentoring plans focused on technical
skills training, professional networking, establishing interdisciplinary
collaborations, mentoring students, and eventual job placement.
The position requires a Ph.D. in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry,
hydrology, environmental engineering, or a related field by the start
date of employment.
Preferred research skills and interests include demonstrated knowledge
of catchment biogeochemistry, mechanistic modeling, geospatial analysis,
machine learning, statistical modeling, and time series analysis. Strong
computer programming skills (especially MATLAB, Python, and/or R) are
highly desirable. A record of publications and knowledge of
biogeochemistry and catchment science is desired.
We will begin reviewing applications on 15 June 2017, and the search
will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Start date is
flexible in 2017, but preferably in Summer/Fall 2017. For more
information on the research group, please visit www.msu.edu/~jpz. Direct
questions about the position to Dr. Jay Zarnetske (jpz at msu.edu). To
apply, please send letter of application detailing research interest and
experiences, curriculum vitae, and names of 3 references (with telephone
numbers and email addresses) to Dr. Jay Zarnetske (jpz at msu.edu) and cc
all correspondences to geosci at msu.edu.
Michigan State University is and Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status
or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy.
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