2 Postdocs, biogeochemisty in Greenland - Gainesville, FL, USA

Two Postdotoral Research Positions in Biogeochemistry, Geomicrobiology and Weathering in Greenland are available at the University of Florida in Gainesville, USA.

Description

Project leaders seek two Postdoctoral Researchers to join the NSF-funded research project titled "Significance of Ice-loss to landscapes in the Arctic: SILA (Inuit concept of the physical world and weather)" in the departments of Geological Science and Microbiology.

This project builds on collaborations developed through the UF Water Institute Graduate Fellowship Program. Find out more about the project here: https://waterinstitute.ufl.edu/education/wigf/2019-cohort/

Geological Sciences: The Postdoctoral Researcher position will be a three-year appointment beginning in early 2021.

Applications must be submitted through the UF jobs website. For a full position description and to apply, go to: https://apply.interfolio.com/78379. Application instructions are available on this site.

Evaluation of applicants will begin 1 October and the position will stay open until filled.

The Postdoctoral Research will focus on either biogeochemical processes related to hydrology, weathering, microbially mediated reactions, and plant community succession, or radiogenic isotopes as tracers of dust and weathering processes in four watersheds extending from the ice to the coast.

For additional information, contact Jon Martin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about the biogeochemistry project, or Ellen Martin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about the radiogenic isotope project.

Microbiology: The Polar Microbiology Postdoctoral Researcher (2.5-year appointment, review of applications will begin immediately) will focus on characterizing microbial communities in glacial and deglaciated environments to understand their contributions in solute fluxes to the ocean and greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.

For additional information, including information on how to apply, contact Brent Christner: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aims

The research goal is to take an integrated approach to studying feedbacks between hydrogeology, geochemistry, biogeochemistry, microbiology, botany, ecosystem ecology, and weathering associated with retreat of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Applications

Preference will be given to candidates interested in interdisciplinary collaborations, organizing and executing high latitude fieldwork, and relating their specific research on high latitude environmental sciences and climate change to non-science communities. Project leaders are also looking for candidates with demonstrated abilities to conduct independent research as well as effective oral and written communication skills. The first field season will start May 2021.

Participants in the Greenland project embrace multiple perspectives and approaches. We encourage applicants who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of this academic endeavor.

Further information

Questions can be emailed to Ellen Martin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.