We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to work on a project that is a joint effort between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Northern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service. The research will focus on: 1) assessing decadal-scale baseline shifts in lake chemistry in northern Wisconsin, and 2) mechanistic experiments to discern effects of changing atmospheric deposition and climatic variability on lake chemistry.
Establishment of a productive collaboration with researchers at the Center for Limnology on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, WI (advisor Dr. Emily Stanley); at the Forest Service office and laboratory in Grand Rapids, Minnesota (advisors Dr. Stephen Sebestyen and Dr. Randy Kolka); and at the North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research site in Boulder Junction, WI as well as with resource managers on the Chequamegon-Nicolet and nearby National Forests.
Collating existing data for a metadata analysis of lake chemistry on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and surrounding areas.
Designing and directing field sampling campaigns for a series of study lakes, completing laboratory analyses on water chemistry samples for major solutes, and data processing.
Leading the preparation of publications for peer-reviewed scientific literature.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in limnology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, geochemistry, ecology, or related fields prior to appointment and experience with field work in aquatic environments. Experience/interest in use of large data sets is desirable. This appointment is envisioned to be of two-year duration. Salary includes standard benefits of the University of Wisconsin Madison, more information is available at http://www.grad.wisc.edu/research/postdocs/geninfo.html . Deadline for submission of applications is the close of business on Friday 22 March 2013. The position could begin as early as late April/May 2013.
For more information on the position contact both Dr. Stephen Sebestyen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Emily Stanley (email@example.com).
To apply, email a single pdf file which includes: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of 3 references (with telephone numbers and email addresses); to Denise Karns, firstname.lastname@example.org.