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Postdoctoral research position

Ted Schuur

Postdoctoral research position available at the University of Florida to assist in a project focused on the fate of permafrost carbon in a warming world. Research is field and lab based, with the primary field location near Denali National Park, Alaska.  The research foci are (1) net ecosystem carbon exchange and loss of old C from a gradient of sites undergoing permafrost thaw, and similar measurements in (2) a new experimental manipulation of permafrost thaw and water table. Radiocarbon measurements of C pools and fluxes are an important component of this project for determining the age of C losses from ecosystems. The postdoc will be responsible for running the field component of this project: supervising personnel and making measurements of isotope fluxes, ecosystem C exchange, vegetation aboveground productivity, and associated environmental measurements.

Candidates with a background in biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, plant ecology, soil science, forestry, or isotopes are encouraged to apply.  Experience with Campbell data loggers, SAS or R programming, ecosystem C exchange measurements, or isotopes would be helpful.  The postdoc will generally spend the majority of the spring-to-fall (May through September) field season in Alaska running the field project, with winters spent in Florida on lab and data analysis.  Experience with working and living in rugged field conditions is required.  Salary is commensurate with experience; health care benefits are provided. Please send cover letter including the names/contact of 3 references and CV to: Dr. Ted Schuur; [hidden email]. Application review starting Apr 1; position open until filled.

Ted Schuur, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor of Ecosystem Ecology
Department of Biology
220 Bartram Hall, PO Box 118526
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, 32611-8526
ph  352-392-7913
fax 352-392-3993
[hidden email]

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