[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc: Arctic and Temperate Watershed Biogeochemistry at Michigan State University

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed May 31 06:04:21 MDT 2017

Date:    Tue, 30 May 2017 13:26:49 -0400
From:    "=?windows-1252?Q?Jay_P._Zarnetske?=" <jpz at CNS.MSU.EDU>
Subject: Postdoc: Arctic and Temperate Watershed Biogeochemistry at
Michigan State University

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity
Arctic and Temperate Watershed Biogeochemistry=20
Michigan State University

We seek a postdoctoral associate to lead data analysis and modelling=20
efforts for ongoing watershed biogeochemistry and hydrology projects in t=
Watershed Science & Hydroecology Lab at Michigan State University (MS=
The postdoc will lead efforts to analyze and model solute flux patterns=20=

across Arctic and Temperate watersheds using large extant data sets and n=
high-frequency data from stream sensor systems. The overarching research=20=

goal is to quantify controls on dissolved organic matter and nutrient=20
production, processing, and transport through freshwater ecosystems, and =
assess how these controls are being altered by regional and global change=
The postdoc will work with a rapidly growing multidisciplinary team=20
examining the influence of changes in climate and land use on water=20
resources and watershed nutrient and pathogen transport. MSU is a large a=
vibrant community for water research, and this position is only one of=20=

several watershed science postdoctoral associate positions in our=20
The postdoc will be actively mentored to achieve their professional goals=
including individualized mentoring plans focused on technical skills=20
training, professional networking, establishing interdisciplinary=20
collaborations, mentoring students, and eventual job placement.=20
The position requires a Ph.D. in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry,=20
hydrology, environmental engineering, or a related field by the start dat=
of employment. Preferred research skills and interests include demonstrat=
knowledge of catchment biogeochemistry, mechanistic modeling, geospatial=20=

analysis, machine learning, statistical modeling, and time series analysi=
Strong computer programming skills (especially MATLAB, Python, and/or R)=20=

are highly desirable. A record of publications and knowledge of=20
biogeochemistry and catchment science is desired. We will begin reviewing=
applications on 15 June 2017, and the search will remain open until a=20
suitable candidate is found. Start date is flexible in 2017, but preferab=
in Summer/Fall 2017. For more information on the research group, please=20=

visit www.msu.edu/~jpz. Direct questions about the position to Dr. Jay=20=

Zarnetske (jpz at msu.edu). To apply, please send letter of application=20
detailing research interest and experiences, curriculum vitae, and names =
3 references (with telephone numbers and email addresses) to Dr. Jay=20
Zarnetske (jpz at msu.edu) and cc all correspondences to geosci at msu.edu.=20
Michigan State University is and Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmativ=
Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for=20=

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,=
disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic=20
protected by law and University policy.
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