[ECOLOG-L] Postdoctoral position in Ecohydrology and Plant Ecophysiology at the University of New Hampshire

Postdoctoral position in Ecohydrology and Plant Ecophysiology at the
University of New Hampshire

A postdoctoral associate position is available to participate in multiple
projects that broadly address the ecohydrological impacts of global change
on forests in the northeastern U.S., with a particular focus on extreme
climate events (e.g., drought) and atmospheric deposition. The successful
candidate will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary
research team to develop his/her research interests into a project related
to these larger underlying themes. In particular, the research should build
on existing work in our laboratory group, including ecohydrological,
dendrochronological, and ecophysiological investigations at several
long-term monitored watersheds and field sites in the northeast, with a
particular focus on the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest and Bartlett
Experimental Forest, as well as ongoing precipitation and nutrient
manipulation experiments.

The postdoctoral associate will be expected to submit manuscripts based on
the research to peer-reviewed journals and to present the results at
national and international scientific meetings. Work will be conducted at
the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, but will require occasional
travel to collaborating institutions and field sites throughout the
Northeast. The position will be based in the labs of Dr. Heidi Asbjornsen
and Dr. Matt Vadeboncoeur at UNH. The project is funded by the New Hampshire
Agricultural Experiment Station, and will be conducted in collaboration with
the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
(http://www.nre.unh.edu/) and the Earth Systems Research Center within the
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in
ecohydrology, hydrology, plant ecophysiology, ecology, or a related field,
with demonstrated expertise in the analysis of long-term hydrological and
climate data, dendrochronology and stable isotope analysis of plant tissues,
or both. Candidates should have a strong quantitative / analytical
background and an ability to manage large data sets and conduct and
supervise laboratory analyses. Additionally, the prospective candidate
should have demonstrated motivation and strong work habits, the ability to
work independently as well as within a research group, and demonstrated
ability to produce publications based on individual research. Preferred
qualifications include experience with integrating plant ecophysiological
and hydrological data to examine ecohydrological implications of climate
change on forests and water resources, as well as experience with modeling
climate and/or land use change impacts on ecosystem dynamics.
Setting: The University of New Hampshire, founded 1866, is a Land-grant,
Sea-grant, and Space-grant R1 institution, with its main campus in the New
Hampshire Seacoast region, in a small town setting. The University is a
recognized leader in campus sustainability, with easy access to the
seacoast, Boston, MA and Portland, ME, and the White Mountain National Forest.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a C.V., statement of
interest, and names of three references to Heidi Asbjornsen,
heidi.asbjornsen@unh.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and
will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is
October 1, 2015, although some flexibility is available. The position is
initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.
The University of New Hampshire is an equal opportunity/Affirmative
Action/equal access employer.

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