The University of Michigan Water Center (http://graham.umich.edu/centers/water.php), the Cooperative Institute for Limnology & Ecosystems Research (CILER) (http://ciler.snre.umich.edu/), and affiliated UM faculty are seeking EIGHT postdoctoral scholars to explore ecosystem approaches to understanding the world's greatest lakes through a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods that address management needs for the Great Lakes and their watersheds.
Proposals to conduct research in natural and social sciences, policy analysis, and engineering are being solicited in the following areas:
Deterministic, dynamic, and stochastic modeling of the Great Lakes and their watersheds;
Quantitative ecological assessment of recent changes in the Great Lakes and their watersheds;
Analysis of social impediments to public and institutional change.
Assessment of ecosystems services;
Understanding and predicting the causes, interactions, and effects of single and multiple stressors as they relate to ecosystem impairments
Successful applicants will be expected to spend some time working with a team of senior research staff from the U-M Water Center, CILER, and NOAA to address multi-disciplinary, integrated approaches to Great Lakes management and restoration. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the work of those senior researchers and to indicate their potential contributions to interdisciplinary efforts that address the dynamics, causes, and consequences of chemical and biological pollution, invasive species, habitat loss, coastal erosion and physical alteration, and climate change.
Two of the eight fellowships will be hosted by a member of the CILER Council of Fellows (http://ciler.snre.umich.edu/content/council-fellows) and proposals may be coordinated with one of the Fellows through their home institutions.
An additional CILER fellowship will be hosted by Andrew Gronewold (http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/about/pers/profiles/gronewold.html).
Three fellowships are with Donald Scavia (http://www.snre.umich.edu/scavia).
One fellowship will be mentored by Allen Burton (http://www.snre.umich.edu/profile/burtonal).
The eighth fellowship is open to work with any UM faculty affiliated with the Water Center (search water at http://www.graham.umich.edu/research/findresearcher.php).
Applicants should submit the following components as a single pdf document in the order listed:
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Research proposal (2-page single spaced proposal, 1" margins, 11/12 pt font), that includes a list of potential research products and at least one paragraph on how your proposed work might connect to existing work at the Water Center, CILER, or NOAA
Contact information for three references
Applications should be submitted to http://graham.umich.edu/forms/GrahamOpportunity.php?OppID=14
and reviews will begin February 1, 2013. Fellowship start dates are negotiable through December 2013.
Positions will be for a two-year period, with extensions possible pending performance and funding availability. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.