[ECOLOG-L] Biogeochemistry Postdoc at the University of Kansas

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5158BR

Posting Title

Post Doctoral
Researcher/Research Fellowship

Position Number

00207225

Department

KS Biological Survey

No. of Positions

1

Location/Division

Lawrence

FTE

1.0

Reg/Temp

Regular

FLSA Status

Professional

Employee Class

U-Unclassified
Professional Staff

Work Schedule

This position is
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m to 5 p.m.

Conditions of
Employment

Contingent on
Funding
Limited Term

Limited Term End
Date

31-May-2018

Position Overview

A post-doctoral
Research Fellowship in Ecosystem Ecology is available at the University of
Kansas working with Dr. Terry Loecke and Dr. Amy Burgin. The successful
applicant will contribute to the success of a recently NSF-funded project to
explore how biogeochemical processes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
influence fluxes of key greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, using laboratory,
field, and/or modeling approaches. The post-doctoral researcher will have the
opportunity to build on any of several on-going projects, based on his or her
skill sets.

Job Description

45% – Conduct
experiments in a laboratory, field, or modeling setting to explore the
influence hydrologic variation on soil GHG fluxes and redox biogeochemistry.
45% – Analyze experimental results, travel to conferences to present results,
write manuscripts of sufficient quality for publication in top-rated
journals, and assist in model development as relevant.
10% – Supervise undergraduates, provide mentoring as needed to graduate
students, assist lab members with laboratory maintenance, and contribute to
an intellectually stimulating, educational environment for all lab members.

Required
Qualifications

Ph.D. at the time of
appointment in ecosystem ecology, Earth system science, biogeochemistry or a
related field.
Experience measuring or modeling fluxes of Greenhouse gases.
Knowledge of soil or aquatic biogeochemistry.
Excellent mathematical and spoken and written English language skills.
NOTE:  To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is
necessary to have the PhD conferred at the time of hire.  Appointments
made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate
are conditional hires and are appointed on an acting basis not to exceed six
months.  Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to
its full duration.

Preferred
Qualifications

Experience in a
field or laboratory setting manipulating environments to test relationships
between hydrologic variation and soil biogeochemistry.
Experience working with modeling and large datasets.
Experience with programming in R, Matlab, or Mathematica.

Additional Candidate
Instruction

A complete
application includes an online application, detailed curriculum vitae, cover
letter including a brief statement describing specific research background,
experience and interests as it relates to this position, and the names of and
contact information for three references.  Only complete applications
will be considered.
Application review will begin Februrary 12, 2016. Deadline to apply is
February 11, 2016.
 

Contact Information
to Applicants

Dr. Terrance Loeckeloecke.terry@ku.edu
 

Advertised Salary
Range

$36,934 to
$45,000.00 per year. Commensurate with qualifications.

Application Review
Begins

12-Feb-2016

Anticipated Start
Date

01-May-2016

Disclaimer

The University of
Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity,
religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a
veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender
identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s
programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle
inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of
the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W.
Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

 

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