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Post Doctoral Researcher in Reservoir Science

Reservoir Science Post-doctoral Researcher
A full-time postdoctoral research position in Reservoir Science is available at the University of Kansas in the Kansas Biological Survey (KBS). We seek an energetic, creative, and dedicated individual who is enthusiastic about moving reservoir ecosystem science forward. The successful candidate will explore issues in reservoir management and water quality, as well as the hydrological, biological, and chemical dynamics of reservoirs, using field, laboratory, and modeling approaches. The postdoctoral researcher will have access to large datasets for new integrative and synthetic analyses that will lead to refereed publications and new research initiatives. These physical, chemical, and biological KBS databases span more than 30 years of sampling effort on a large number of the more than 130,000 impoundments and natural lakes that exist in the state of Kansas.

Job Duties:
Participate on the Kansas Biological Survey’s reservoir research team (Drs. Jerry deNoyelles, Val Smith, Jim Thorp, Bryan Young, Jude Kastens, Don Huggins, and Ed Martinko) to accomplish the following equally important tasks:

50% Conduct field, laboratory, and/or modeling research activities to explore the influence of anthropogenic impacts on reservoir ecosystems, with particular reference to sedimentation, water quality, and impacts on aquatic biota.

50% Quantitatively analyze and summarize data from existing and new databases, with the dual goals of generating new manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications and generating new research funding proposals.

NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD conferred at the time of hire. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an interim basis not to exceed 6-months. Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to its full duration.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. at the time of appointment in aquatic ecology/biology, chemistry, hydrology, limnology, or related fields.
Experience with field, laboratory, or modeling research related to reservoir dynamics.
Strong background in math, statistics, and/or computer science.
Excellent written English communication skills as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications:
Excellent oral communication skills.
Experience in modeling the responses of reservoir ecosystems to anthropogenic stress and perturbations.

Salary: $38,000 - $42,000 annually depending on qualifications and/or experience

Duration of appointment is 2 years, continuation is dependent on availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

Estimated start date is August, 2014 first review date is June 16, 2014.

Apply Online at http://employment.ku.edu/staff/805BR

For more information visit www.kbs.ku.edu/jobs
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