Post Doc in Mining Impacts at the University of Pittsburgh

Hi All-

We are looking for a post doc to work on upcoming the Act 54
report (the previous report is here: 
The position description is below.

These impacts are generally under-reported in the literature, and
this position offers unique access to data.  Together, this
represents a promising opportunity to do important and novel work
with a friendly team of scientists.

Please consider applying/distributing to students and
colleagues.  We appreciate it.  I am happy to answer questions.



Position in Underground Mining Impact Assessment

 A post-doctoral
position is available starting September 2017 to work with Dr.
Daniel Bain in the Department of Geology and Environmental
Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

The successful candidate will play a key role in an
assessment of the regulation of environmental impacts of
underground coal mining in Pennsylvania.  The candidate will play a
central role in the project, coordinating scientists at the
University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museum of Natural
History to gather, organize, and analyze data submitted to the
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Primary duties will include coordination of team
logistics and communication with state partners, supervision of
undergraduate researchers in the gathering and organization of
geographic and written information, evaluation of data to
identify and quantify hydrologic impacts following underground
mining, and report writing.  The
successful candidate should have strong geographic information
systems and data analysis skills and hold a PhD in environmental
science or a closely related field.  Given the interdisciplinary
nature of the research, the successful candidate will receive
training as needed to supplement their capabilities.

The position is for
1 year with the possibility of extension for an additional year
and starts as early as September 1, 2017.  Interested candidates
should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact
information of 3 references (name, address, email, and phone
number) to

For more information
please contact Dr. Daniel Bain ( or 412 624 8766).

Review of applicants will begin immediately and
proceed until the position is filled.  The University of
Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer
and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and
diversity.  Women, members of minority groups under-represented
in academia, veterans, and disabled are especially encouraged to

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