A multi-year Post-Doctoral position is available at the University of Vermont as part of a large-scale, interdisciplinary, NSF-funded study concerning adaptation to climate change in the Lake Champlain basin - www.uvm.edu/~epscor/new02/?q=node/30. We seek a post-doctoral associate with expertise in interactions between nutrient enrichment and algal community structure especially cyanobacteria in lakes. The ideal candidate will have field experience and modeling expertise relevant to understanding spatial and seasonal variability in planktonic biomass and composition in the context of biogeochemical and hydrological dynamics. Candidates with experience using remote sensing approaches (i.e. MODIS, SeaWiFS) to monitor and model these biological systems are encouraged to apply. The postdoctoral associate will work within an interdisciplinary team of faculty, postdoctoral scientists, graduate and undergraduate students broadly studying geochemical, hydrodynamic and biological processes in Lake Champlain and its watershed.
Requirements include a Ph.D. in algal community ecology in lake environments. Research experience regarding eutrophic lakes and/or production of cyanobacteria in lakes is highly desirable.
Individuals selected will be expected to interact substantially across the project. Mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students will be a component of the scientists responsibilities.
Competitive salary and health benefits are available. Start date of January 3, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Vermont EPSCoR is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.
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To apply: Please send your CV, names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter outlining research interests, expertise and availability to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Nora Joyal, Vermont EPSCoR Office, 528 Cook Physical Science Building, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405.