Postdoctoral Researcher-Arctic Carbon
SUMMARY: We seek a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate on a project focused on carbon cycling in arctic and boreal environments. The postdoctoral researcher will lead the field component of this project, which includes extensive field-based research in the Yukon Kuskokwim (YK) Delta, Alaska. The successful candidate will work closely with a team of scientists at the Woodwell Research Center and collaborators at other institutions to integrate the field observations with synthesis, remote sensing, and modeling data; contribute to the development of a web-based visualization platform; and engage the scientific community and other stakeholders at workshops and other venues.
- Advance understanding of the processes driving tundra carbon fluxes in the context of permafrost thaw and wildfire.
- Work closely with research team to design field campaigns to examine the drivers and magnitude of terrestrial and aquatic carbon fluxes in the YK Delta.
- Conduct research in a remote field site.
- Lead field measurements that include plant community composition, terrestrial ecosystem carbon and nutrient pools, aquatic chemistry, and CO2 and CH4 fluxes from aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems using chamber-based and eddy covariance methods.
- Coordinate field- and lab-based research activities, including oversight of project research assistants.
- Engage with scientists, policy makers, and other stakeholders at workshops and meetings.
- Synthesize, present, and publish results.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Ph.D. (granted or expected soon) in Earth System Science, Ecology, or a related discipline.
- Experience leading a large field-based research campaign.
- Knowledge of arctic tundra carbon cycling (CO2 and CH4 ).
- Expertise with eddy covariance methodology is strongly desired; experience and willingness to learn new techniques and methodologies is required.
- Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, written, and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated record of publication in scientific journals.
- Ability to lead a research project and independently develop new directions.
- Experience or interest in interacting with stakeholders (e.g., policy makers, community members, natural resource managers) is strongly desired.
Application Deadline: July 9, 2021
Desired Start Date: July, 2021
Classification and Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. The salary range is $60,000 to $65,000. This is a two-year fixed-term position with the potential to extend. Woodwell offers a very generous benefits package.
Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts.
Application Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter addressing your experience and qualifications in relation to the responsibilities of this position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org . Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please type SNPD-21 in the subject line.
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