[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Washington, Seattle – Arctic Carbon

Associate (postdoctoral) (0148) position is available
at the University of Washington to conduct field and lab based research as part
of a NASA funded effort to investigate carbon dynamics in arctic and boreal ecosystems.  Under the guidance of Dr. David Butman the
successful candidate will engage directly with collaborators from the U.S.
Geological Survey, and Florida State University (R. Spencer) to carry out field
campaigns within the Yukon River Basin in interior Alaska during the summer of
2016 and 2017.  Sampling will include
organic and inorganic carbon concentrations, dissolved gas fluxes, as well as
stable and radioisotope sampling and preparation in an effort to investigate
the movement of carbon from terrestrial to aquatic systems across a changing
permafrost landscape.   This effort is part of a collaboration between
the USGS LandCarbon program and the NASA Arctic and Boreal Vulnerability
Experiment with the lead PI as Dr. Robert Striegl (USGS), and the lead Science
PI is Dr. Michelle Walvoord (USGS).  The
post-doc will have a leadership role in the use of radioisotopes of organic
carbon across arctic freshwater research and will have the opportunity to work
with a wide range of researchers across universities and government agencies. This
post-doc will work directly with P.I Butman to further develop research of
interest as part of the larger effort.  This
post-doc will begin to develop better algorithms for airborne and space-based
remote sensing techniques to estimate carbon cycling in freshwaters across the

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., or foreign
equivalent, in environmental engineering, environmental science,
biogeochemistry, oceanography, or a related field, and have experience
conducting field campaigns in remote areas under sometimes challenging
conditions.  In addition, this candidate
will have a foundational knowledge of carbon biogeochemistry in freshwaters,
understands the application of stable and radio-isotopes to carbon cycling in
aquatic systems, is familiar with remote sensing techniques, and is willing to
become an integral component in a larger research effort.  The post-doc will receive a competitive
salary that is commensurate with their experience level. Applicants should submit a CV and a cover
letter describing their interest in the position, their qualifications, and a
list of three references with contact information. 

This is a full-time, one year Research Associate
(postdoctoral) appointment based in Seattle, WA, with the potential of
extending for an additional year upon satisfactory performance.  The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences manages several field
stations and research sites including Pack Forest and the Olympic Natural
Resources Center, and works with a broad range of stakeholders and partners
including federal, state, and tribal agencies; non-governmental organizations;
resource-based industries; and rural communities.  All UW faculty engage in research, teaching,
and service Applicants

Please contact David Butman (dbutman@uw.edu) for more
information and to submit application materials.  More information about the School of
Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington can be found at
and additional information on the NASA ABoVE program can be found at http://ift.tt/1N04yQi Review of applications will begin January 1st
and continue until a successful applicant is found.  It is anticipated that this position will
require field work by June 2016.

of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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