[Met-jobs] Post-doc Wind Scatterometer Scientist

[ECOLOG-L] Post-doctoral scientist position in public health (The Ohio State University)

Post-doctoral Scientist in Public Health
The Ohio State University – Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, College of Public Health
Description: Drs. Jiyoung Lee, Stuart A. Ludsin, and Jay F. Martin have 1.5 years of support for a Post-doctoral Scientist to determine if cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Erie pose a risk to human health.
The incumbent will lead an effort to use liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to determine if consumption of fish from Lake Erie, or consumption of fresh produce that is grown with water from Lake Erie and its region, poses a risk to human health, owing to contamination by cyanobacteria (e.g., Microcystis spp.) and their toxin, microcystin. The primary responsibilities of the post-doc will include: 1) helping developing a robust, sensitive, and accurate method for toxin extraction and quantification in fish; 2) helping quantify microcystin levels in Lake Erie’s two most important recreational and commercial fishes (walleye and yellow perch); and 3) helping examine the fate of cyanobacteria and toxins in different types of fresh produce which are irrigated with contaminated water. The Post-doc also is expected to help in the laboratory, write manuscripts, present scientific papers, and help mentor students that are conducting related field, laboratory, and modeling research.
Funds are available to support the position for a minimum of 1.5 years, beginning immediately.
Location: The incumbent would reside in the lab of Dr. Jiyoung Lee (http://ift.tt/1EAgtLL) within The Ohio State University’s College of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, but also work closely with a dynamic, interdisciplinary team of OSU faculty, researchers, and students, including Dr. Stuart Ludsin (Aquatic Ecology Laboratory; http://ift.tt/1Aw9xoa) and Dr. Jay Martin (Ecological Engineering; http://ift.tt/1EAgtLN).
Qualifications: A successful applicant will be creative, motivated, and capable of working both independently and cooperatively within an interdisciplinary group. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in environmental microbiology, ecology, or a related field. An ideal candidate would have experience with toxin (e.g., microcystin) detection, molecular methods, aquatic ecology, and (or) public health. Strong quantitative and communication skills are required.
How to apply: Interested candidates should email a single PDF file as an attachment to lee.3598@osu.edu with a subject line titled “Cyanotoxin Application”. The PDF file should contain 1) a cover letter indicating interest in the project, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of three references including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers, and 4) two representative publications.

Fully-funded Biogeomorphology Phd Opportunity

Dear Colleagues, 

I would be most grateful if you can bring this interdisciplinary biogeomorphology PhD opportunity to the attention of well-qualified
and enthusiastic students.  A fully-funded PhD opportunity exists to work alongside Dr Larissa Naylor, Dr Jim Hansom and Prof Mike Burrows. The topic is on
geodiversity-biodiversity interactions on rocky and engineered coasts. The PhD supported by SAMS, MASTS, SNH, University of Glasgow, the Field Studies Council and Mott MacDonald. 

It is fully funded for UK/EU applicants and foreign students are eligible to apply but must meet the difference between home and overseas fees themselves. Students
can get more details here http://ift.tt/1FcDLrU
apply here http://ift.tt/1FcDIMA
17th June 2015. 

Best wishes, 

Dr. Larissa Naylor

2 New Lecturer Positions in Physical Geography at the University of Liverpool

[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-Doc Position, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Drought Researcher and Coordinator

Post-doctoral fellow opportunity on California and Sierra Nevada drought.

Host:  Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA. 

Available immediately, applications will be received until filled.

California, the Sierra Nevada, and western Nevada are experiencing a fourth year of drought, in many respects the worst or among the worst droughts in this region’s recorded history. This event has
motivated efforts to better understand the physical causes and social and environmental impacts of drought in the varied geographic and climatological settings within this area, and to improve adaptation and mitigation outcomes in different economic sectors. 
The successful candidate will work closely to learn from decision makers in the region, informed by past findings and by ongoing and planned stakeholder interactions.  Active involvement is expected in all these time frames.  The position is supported by the
National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and will be managed by the California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP), one of a dozen teams nationwide funded by NOAA under the Regional Integrated Sciences and Applications (RISA) Program.  CNAP has
core centers at Scripps and at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno. 

 In conjunction with the CNAP team, the post-doc will help coordinate the maintenance and potential expansion of user engagement activities. 
These include translation and interpretation of the current state of climate science pertinent to this area, usage of and access to observations, status of monitoring, knowledge of regional climate and its variability,
and any other information about climate, to assist in management and planning. 
The post-doc will organize stakeholder meetings, webinars and other outreach efforts to extend attention to those less well served by present programs and institutions, such as small water systems with limited
resources.  The candidate is expected to be familiar with the many different types of impacts of drought found throughout the affected area, and the cultural and
social context that influences preparation and response to drought. 
The candidate must have a familiarity with climate variability, the physical and social landscape of California and the surrounding region as well as national trends in environmental science and policy. 
Strong organizational and communications skills are required, as well as the ability to interact comfortably with a very wide range of audiences to generate sustained dialog. 
The applicant must be willing and able to travel throughout California and Nevada to engage stakeholders.

Candidates must have a completed doctoral degree, in the field of climate or related physical science, or in the social sciences with a very strong emphasis on climate.  Further information can be
obtained from Drs. Julie Kalansky (jkalansky@ucsd.edu, 858-534-3327), Dr. Dan Cayan (dcayan@ucsd.edu,
858-534-4507) or Dr. Kelly Redmond (kelly.redmond@dri.edu, 775-674-7011).  Applications must include a cover letter
and statement of drought or climate related experience and background, c.v., and references.  Please direct these to Dr. Kalansky via email or surface mail at address Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, Department 0224, La Jolla,
CA 92093-0224.  The position includes standard UCSD post-doc benefits.

Julie Kalansky

California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP)

Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E)

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

9500 Gilman Drive  Department 0224
La Jolla, CA  92093-0224


[ECOLOG-L] Postdoctoral researcher in freshwater science

Postdoctoral researcher in freshwater science

19 May 2015

S.E. Hampton, Washington State University

We are seeking a postdoctoral associate for collaboration in freshwater research, with a
general emphasis on highly quantitative approaches to understanding lake ecology, but
with specific topics to be defined primarily by the successful candidate. A few areas of
current interest include time series analysis of multivariate long-term data and under-ice
ecology; some emerging areas of interest include coupling remote sensing and in situ
sensor data with long-term monitoring or experimental data. However, we are open to
considering many areas of inquiry for the postdoctoral researcher’s work.

A Ph.D. (A.B.D. candidates will be considered) and a record of peer-reviewed publication
in an aquatic science field are required. Strong commitment to collaborative work is
necessary, and experience working in large research collaborations is desired.
Experience with programming in R is ideal, but those without this experience should feel
free to contact us to determine their fit to this position.

The postdoc will be based at Washington State University working directly with Dr.
Stephanie Hampton (http://ift.tt/1JE9bNY). While there is flexibility in
start date, we anticipate that the postdoc will be in residence at WSU-Pullman by
September 2015, with the yearly appointment renewable up to three years. Please direct
inquiries to s.hampton@wsu.edu. A complete application will include a Statement of
Interest (1-page maximum) that outlines some of the areas of potential research, and a
C.V. with the names and contact information for 3 professional references. Please use
the subject header “WSU postdoc 2015” in all email correspondence.

We will start reviewing applications on 8-June-2015 and the position will remain open
until filled.

Here is a link to the job announcement:

[ES_JOBS_NET] Laboratory manager, University of Waterloo, Canada

Please see below ad for a lab manager position:


Laboratory Manager, Clean Room and ICP-MS Mass Spectrometry Facility

An independent, motivated, and experienced scientist is needed to fill a laboratory manager staff position in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo. The laboratory is a new state-of-the-art
facility that includes a metal-free clean room, a NuPlasma II multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS), an Agilent 8800 triple quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (QQQ-ICP-MS), and an Analyte G2 laser ablation
system. Research in this facility spans a diverse range of topics in solid Earth geochemistry and environmental biogeochemistry. The laboratory manager will report to a faculty committee that comprises the principal users of the facility.

Specific duties include:

oversight of the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the facility

method development of radiogenic and stable isotope systems (including in-situ analysis by laser ablation), both independently and in collaboration with faculty members

assistance with undergraduate and graduate student training

implementation of data quality control measures

collaboration with departmental faculty to provide data for research

data acquisition for external academic and non-academic clients on a collaborative or fee-for-service basis

financial management, including billing of users and ensuring that the facility operates on a revenue-neutral basis

A PhD degree in geoscience is required at the time of appointment. The ideal candidate will have prior experience with sample dissolution, ion exchange chromatography, double spiking and isotope dilution, and spike and standard
calibration procedures in clean rooms. In addition, the ideal candidate is proficient in stable and/or radiogenic metal isotope analysis by MC-ICP-MS and elemental analysis by Q-ICP-MS. Experience with laser ablation analysis is an asset. Postdoctoral experience
is desirable. The candidate should have strong decision-making and communication skills.

The position is a definite term appointment of two years, starting September 1, 2015. Renewal of the appointment is contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a one-page
statement of research interests/experience, and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin June 20, 2015. Please submit applications to Dr. Brian Kendall (bkendall@uwaterloo.ca).

[ES_JOBS_NET] Purdue University – Stable Isotope Specialist

Purdue University –- Stable Isotope Specialist

The successful candidate will maintain the Purdue Stable Isotope (PSI) facility, including mass spectrometers, peripheral devices, and optical gas analyzers. Assist users of these instruments, conduct routine functions in support of lab quality assurance efforts. Coordinate the daily operation of the facility. Coordinate and analyze samples for internal and external collaborators.


• Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Chemistry, or related physical, biological science, or engineering field.
• Minimum of one year of experience as an employee or student researcher in an analytical chemical laboratory.
• Knowledge of analytical chromatography, light isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) and optical gas analyzers (e.g. LGR analyzers).
• Quantitative chemical and data analysis skills.
• Fluent with PC operating systems, Microsoft Office.
• Strong organizational and communication skills.
• Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 pounds frequently and up to 60 pounds occasionally.

• Experience with database systems.
• Master’s degree or PhD in a related field.
• Experience with analytical chromatography, light isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS), and optical gas analyzers.
• Skills with Web page updating.
• Some programming skills (e.g. C++, Matlab, or R).

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

For consideration submit resume and apply online for this staff position at:http://ift.tt/1eWYT96 (optional more direct link to the career section:http://ift.tt/1FstL20 ) and reference Job Number 1500995. For more information about the position, contact Lisa Welp, lwelp@purdue.edu.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. (For print ads only, this last line can be shortened to: EOE/Vet/Disabled)

[ECOLOG-L] Three new positions at the Bowdoin College Coastal Studies Center

Three new positions at the Bowdoin College Coastal Studies Center

The Bowdoin College Coastal Studies Center (CSC) is located on a 118-acre coastal site with 2.5
miles of shoreline on Orr’s Island in Harpswell, Maine. Researcher access is excellent, the CSC is a 20
minute drive from Bowdoin’s main campus in Brunswick, and a one hour drive from Portland
International Jetport. The CSC is devoted to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and major
facilities include a recently renovated Marine Laboratory with a 100 gallon per minute flowing
seawater system, an off-grid Terrestrial Laboratory, a classroom/computer lab, meeting and
laboratory spaces, a Research Pier, and a fleet of small boats. A new phase of expansion is underway
at the CSC. A field intensive undergraduate Marine Science Semester begins in the Fall of 2015, and
new research capabilities are focusing on the impacts of climate change in coastal ecosystems.
Future developments include plans for increased on site living space for students and visiting
researchers; and a new dry laboratory building.

Review of these three new positions will begin June 4 and continue until filled. More information on
each position can be found on the Bowdoin Careers website (http://ift.tt/1vdpuWl). Specific
questions can be addressed to Dave Carlon, Director of the Coastal Studies Center, e-mail:

Assistant Director (posting #S00112JP)

The Assistant Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Coastal Studies Center
(CSC), including administration, user management, facilities and educational programs. Specific
responsibilities include assisting the Director in developing new research and teaching initiatives via
grant writing; developing and managing outreach activities; supervising CSC staff; and assisting
Bowdoin students, faculty, staff and visitors who use the property for teaching and research
purposes. Requirements include: A MS degree in Marine Science, a record of publication and
extramural grant funding is required, and a minimum of two years of research or management
experience at a marine station. The successful candidate will have excellent judgment, excellent oral
and written communication and presentation skills, an ability to work independently and well with
others, and demonstrated experience establishing strong working relationships within an
organization and with outside community. See the web posting on Bowdoin Careers for more details.

Laboratory Instructor (posting #S00111JP)

The Laboratory Instructor will support the Bowdoin Marine Science Semester (BMSS) in the Fall and an
upper level campus-based oceanography course in the Spring. The BMSS is composed of three
science modules and one writing module (see the CSC website for course details), and the Laboratory
Instructor will assist faculty with laboratory and field exercises linked to specific course modules. In
the spring semester on campus, weekly laboratory sessions of upper level oceanography courses will
include both analytic laboratory and observational field components of student projects. A BS degree
in marine science required and a Masters degree in marine science is strongly preferred. Prior
teaching experience is required, preferably in a laboratory setting. The successful candidate will have
excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, problem solving abilities, and
an ability to provide individual and group instruction with sensitivity to different learning styles. The
successful candidate will also have a strong quantitative background in marine ecology, a systematic
understanding of Gulf of Maine organisms, and a willingness to engage highly motivated students.
Must be willing to travel to field sites in California, Canada and Mexico, and possess all legal
documents to do so.

Marine Laboratory Technician (posting #S00123JP)

The Marine Laboratory Technician oversees all operations related to the Coastal Studies Center
Marine Laboratory. This newly renovated facility includes filtered and raw seawater capacity, with a
100 gallon per minute capacity. A recent renovation added a module tank system that can
accommodate a broad variety of marine culture and experimental needs, and a dry
teaching/research space that hosts microscopy, electronics, and molecular biology. A new
experimental seawater laboratory that focuses on climate change variables is planned to be on line
by Summer 2016. The successful candidate will maintain equipment and instrumentation; manage
daily animal care; provide technical support for users (students, faculty, and visiting researchers);
and maintain long term environmental data sets. A MS degree in marine science and 2-years work
experience in a technical marine laboratory are required.

[Met-jobs] 8-10 faculty positions, Nanjing

The School of Geography Science at the Nanjing Normal University is seeking outstanding applicants to fill 8-10 faculty positions at the ranks of associate professors or full professors with a specialty in one of the following areas:

1. Geographic Information System (GIS)
2. Climatology and Paleoclimatology
3. Physical geography and human geography
4. Physical oceangraphy
5. Environmental Sciences

The successful candidate will be expected to

1. develop and maintain an externally-funded and extraordinary research program;
2. contribute to undergraduate and graduate curricula, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students
3. participate in research development with internal and external collaborators across disciplines
4. communicate research results through publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific meetings.

The applicants must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline by the date of the appointment.
The applicants must provide evidence of independent research capabilities, the ability to develop and sustain high-quality research program, and the ability to secure external funding.
Competitive startup packages will be offered to successful candidates, including relocation fee, startup research funding, and annual salary commensurate with position and qualifications. The school will also provide an excellent benefit package, such as health insurances, housing, and convenience of elementary school educations.
The School of Geography Science at Nanjing Normal University is a worldwide famous geography program, and is ranked among the top 3 in China. The school consists of 8 departments, 189 faculty members, 13 master degree programs and 7 doctoral degree programs. Now, the total funding at the school is over ¥100 million. The school also includes several key laboratories, such as Key Laboratory of Virtual Geographic Environment of Ministry of Education and Jiangsu Center for Collaborative Innovation in Geographical Information Resource Development and Application. The faculties, research associates, and students at the school are conducting cutting edge research in numerous areas of geography science, with several papers published on top journals Science and Nature in recent years.

To Apply
Applicants should send the required documents:

1. CV including publication lists
2. Research and teaching statements
3. A list of at least three references
Ms. Xia Chen (09156@njnu.edu.cn) and cc to tanguoan@njnu.edu.cn.
For more information, please contact Dr. Guoan Tang, Dean of the School of Geography Science, at tanguoan@njnu.edu.cn and +86-025-85891826.

Consideration of candidates will continue until the positions are filled. Nanjing Normal University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.