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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#494B4D">The Terrestrial Ecosystem Science &amp; Technology (<a href="http://www.bnl.gov/test">TEST</a>) group at Brookhaven National Laboratory/Stony Brook University is currently recruiting Ph.D. students with one (or more)
 of the following skill sets:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#494B4D">Experience with portable infrared gas analyzers.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#494B4D">An understanding of photosynthesis and experience modeling gas exchange.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#494B4D">Knowledge of Arctic plant communities and their ecology.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#494B4D">Experience conducting field work, particularly in extreme environments.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:15.75pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#494B4D">A degree in the biological sciences is required, preferably in plant biology. Candidates with an interest in the measurement and model representation
 of leaf and plant community gas exchange, and those with extensive experience working with Arctic plant communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Students will be supervised by Dr. Alistair Rogers and have the opportunity to structure their thesis research
 around a multi institute U.S. Department of Energy Arctic research project, Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments-Arctic (NGEE-Arctic,&nbsp;<a href="http://ngee.ornl.gov/"><span style="color:#5A6782;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">ngee.ornl.gov</span></a>).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#494B4D">The successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct field research on the North Slope of Alaska, collaborate with over one hundred scientists engaged in the NGEE-Arctic project, and the faculty and scientists
 at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory. Financial support may be available through a combination of research grants, graduate fellowships, and teaching opportunities.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:15.75pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#494B4D">Please send CV and cover letter describing research interests to Dr. Alistair Rogers (<a href="mailto:arogers@bnl.gov"><span style="color:#5A6782;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">arogers@bnl.gov</span></a>).
 The deadline for applicants to the&nbsp;<a href="http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/ee/programs.html" target="_blank"><span style="color:#5A6782;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Ecology &amp; Evolution doctoral program at Stony Brook University</span></a>&nbsp;is January
 15th.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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