The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of hydrogeophysics. The scholar will perform lab, field, and modeling studies using geophysical methods to understand the influence of climate change on solute transport in coastal soils and aquifers associated with sea water intrusion and the discharge of contaminants from point and non-point sources ( e.g., concentrated animal feeding operations, leach fields, and waste water treatment systems).
Responsibilities include management of all aspects of field, lab, and modeling efforts for the hydrogeophysical study of solute fate and transport in porous media. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, collection, analysis, and visualization of field and lab data, instrument maintenance, report writing, and supervising of undergraduate research students and graduate research students, overseeing data collection procedures, supervising experimental procedures, review of data for quality control, data management, supervision of data entry/data analysis, analysis of research hypotheses using modeling, inverse methods, and multivariate statistical methods, and the development of independent and collaborative presentations and peer-reviewed publications. Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training. Approximately 80% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to research. Approximately 20% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to managing the day-to-day activity of undergraduate and graduate research students in the laboratory and field.
Special Instructions To Application:
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through PeopleAdmin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one-year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at: https://rede.ecu.edu/postdoctoral/
English Proficiency Excellent written and oral communication skills PhD in Geophysics/Physics, Geology/Earth Science, Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Civil Engineering, Geography, Ecology/Biology Soil Science, or related discipline.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: PDS-GEOL-10-19
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Department of Geological Sciences is one of 17 departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University.
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