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Post Doctoral Researcher/Research Fellowship
KS Biological Survey
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U-Unclassified Professional Staff
This position is Monday-Friday, 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
*Conditions of Employment*
Contingent on Funding
*Limited Term End Date*
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.
45% – Conduct experiments in a laboratory, field, or modeling setting to
explore the influence hydrologic variation on soil GHG fluxes and redox
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.
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.
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 Loecke
*Advertised Salary Range*
$36,934 to $45,000.00 per year. Commensurate with qualifications.
*Application Review Begins*
*Anticipated Start Date*
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