Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Jun 5 11:02:31 MDT 2017


        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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