Postgraduate Research Opportunity, Aquatic Carbon Biogeochemistry and Landscape Ecology
A postdoctoral position is currently available to investigate various aspects of C biogeochemistry in boreal aquatic ecosystems. Potential topics include, among others, lake and river organic carbon dynamics and processing, greenhouse gas dynamics, and ecosystem metabolism; links between aquatic and terrestrial C biogeochemistry and ecosystem function, and the role of aquatic ecosystems on regional carbon budgets. The project focuses on boreal lakes and rivers in northern Québec, but comparative work in temperate and subarctic systems in Québec and elsewhere will also be carried out. The project combines extensive field research in northern boreal and taiga regions of Québec, with detailed process studies and modeling.
We are seeking a highly motivated colleague holding a PhD degree in a relevant subject (limnology, aquatic ecology, earth sciences, geography) interested in working in an interdisciplinary setting, with excellent verbal and written English communication skills, and preferably with experience in field operations, data analysis, and GIS; experience or interest in biogeochemical modeling or landscape modeling would be an asset. The initial appointment is available for one year, with a possibility of renewal for an additional year contingent upon satisfactory performance.
The postdoctoral fellow will join the team of the NSERC-funded Chair in Carbon Biogeochemistry in Boreal Aquatic Systems (http://www.carbbas.uqam.ca/), which in turn is part of a highly dynamic, diverse and multidisciplinary aquatic group in the Département des sciences biologiques of the UQAM, that ranges in expertise from nutrient and C biogeochemistry, modeling, to plankton and fish ecology. Interested scientists should send a letter of introduction, academic resume, and the names of two references, to Dr. Paul del Giorgio (firstname.lastname@example.org, 514-987-3000 ext. 2072). E-mail enquiries and applications are welcome. Starting date: Summer / Fall of 2012.