The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
This Research Associate (Post Doc) will lead efforts in quantifying the relationship between sediment transport and geomorphologic setting and stream ecosystem processes (focusing on stream metabolism). The work will be conducted in the context of a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project.
This Research Associate (Post Doc) is expected to contribute to the research programs of Catalina Segura and Dana Warren. Most of this position's time will be dedicated towards the fulfillment of the goals associated with a project title: Assessing the Influence of Lithology on Primary Production in Mountain Streams. As a member of the project team, the incumbent will be expected to contribute to other aspects of the project including data analysis, preparation of reports, scientific articles, and associated project deliverables.
Requires PhD or terminal degree and experience in the academic discipline/unit.
PhD in Geomorphology , Geography, Geology, Civil Engineering, Environmental Systems or Ecology.
Experience in stream ecology.
Experience working in river systems.
Some weekend and/or evening work may be required, depending on the occurrence of storm events that require monitoring.
Approximately 20% of the work takes place in the field, requiring the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions while traversing uneven terrain and wading in streams. Some lab work may be required to analyze water samples.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is Commensurate with Education and Experience
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