[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc: Impacts of emerald ash borer on black ash wetlands

Post-doctoral
Researcher

Synthesizing
impacts of emerald ash borer on black ash wetlands

 

Michigan
Technological University is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral researcher.
The position is for one year, with subsequent yearly appointment(s) subject to successful
review and anticipated funding. Employment can begin as early as 4 Jan 2016. Support
is provided by grant funding.

The
research will focus on synthesizing five years of field measurements related to
the impacts of emerald ash borer (EAB) on black ash wetland systems. Focus
areas include hydrology, carbon and nitrogen fluxes, and vegetation responses
of small watersheds under simulated EAB infestations. Some field work in the
western Upper Peninsula of Michigan will be required, and additional travel to
field sites and to meet with collaborators in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota
is anticipated.

Preferred
qualifications include: a PhD in forest ecology, ecosystem science,
environmental science, soil science, hydrology, or a related field; the ability
to synthesize complex field studies for peer-reviewed and management-focused
publications and presentations; and database management and statistical
analysis environmental data.

The
expected compensation includes annual salary of approximately $45,000 and
benefits described here: http://ift.tt/1O2UAj3.
The project funding includes some additional research funds, primarily for
travel and field supplies. Personal development opportunities will be provided
based on the needs and goals of the successful candidate.

Applicants
should submit a 2 page cover letter, CV, up to three examples of published
work, and the names and email addresses of three references.  The cover letter should address the candidate’s
research interests and experiences and a vision for how the results can be
communicated to and applied with the greatest impact to land management. These
materials should be submitted as a single pdf to Joe Wagenbrenner at jwwagenb@mtu.edu).
Please include “Black Ash Post-doc” in the subject line. Review of
applications will begin 1 Dec 2015 and will continue until the position is
filled. Conversations with key project personnel may be arranged at the 2015
annual meetings of the SAF, GSA, SSSA, or AGU.

Please
feel free to contact Dr. Joe Wagenbrenner (jwwagenb@mtu.edu), Dr. Tom Pypker (tpypker@tru.ca),
or Dr. Randy Kolka (rkolka@fs.fed.us) with any questions.

Michigan
Tech is located in Houghton, MI in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Houghton is situated on the hills bordering the beautiful Portage Waterway and
is only minutes from the Lake Superior shoreline. The area offers a bounty of
cultural and recreational opportunities and a low cost of living. Houghton was
rated as the 15th Greatest Place to Live in America by Outside Magazine in
2014. This environment combined with a great research opportunity results in an
excellent quality of life. Michigan
Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in
receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the
participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan
Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal
opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected
veterans and individuals with disability. Applications from women and
minorities are highly encouraged by both the department and the institution.

Joe Wagenbrenner

School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Michigan Technological University

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