[ECOLOG-L] Postdoc position available in Lake & Catchment Modeling at Virginia Tech

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lake and Catchment Modeling at Virginia Tech

A new position for a postdoctoral research associate is available in the Carey Lab at Virginia Tech. As
part of a vibrant research team working in freshwater ecology, this position will collaborate with an
interdisciplinary group of scientists to model catchment-scale limnological dynamics at Global Lakes
Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) sites. This position is part of a U.S. National Science
Foundation project funded to examine how human decision-making alters water quality in lakes by
combining modeling and data-intensive analytical approaches from ecology, social science, and
computer science.

We are seeking a creative and quantitative Ph.D. with research and modeling experience in freshwater
ecology. The successful applicant will collaborate with graduate students, post docs, and faculty to
address fundamental questions surrounding the effects of changing land use and climate on water
quality dynamics in lake catchments. Research activities will include using hydrodynamic-water quality
simulation models to explore the effects of land use, policy, and climate scenarios in GLEON lakes and
assisting with the development of teaching modules to build quantitative literacy skills in undergraduate
freshwater ecology courses. The successful applicant will have access to new distributed computing
resources that have become recently available from GLEON-PRAGMA (Pacific Rim Applications and Grid
Middleware Assembly) collaborations and data from thousands of lakes in the LAke multi-scaled
GeOSpatial & temporal database (LAGOS).

The position will start in the spring semester of 2017. The specific start date is flexible and could begin
as soon as January 2017; review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016. The position is for one
year, with the potential for an additional one-year renewal. Candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter
explaining their research experience and future interests; 2) a CV; and 3) names and contact information
for three references to http://ift.tt/2cdih7E

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Dr. Cayelan Carey

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