Postdoctoral scholar: Evaluating the effectiveness of restored wetlands on water quality improvement

Kent State University

Kent, OH, USA 🇺🇸

Position Number: 987072
Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Kent Campus – Kent, OH
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Biological Sciences – Kent Campus [100093]

Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar (Postdoc)
Physical Location: Kent, OH
Salary: Min of 53,760
Basic Function:The Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University seeks a post-doctoral research associate to join a US EPA funded Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project evaluating the effectiveness of restored wetlands on water quality improvement. The successful candidate will use existing data to estimate nutrient budgets for diverse wetland restoration projects throughout the state of Ohio. The candidate will join a dynamic, supportive research group with opportunities for collaboration across disciplines and engagement with state policy makers, stakeholders, and public audiences. This position is primarily supervised by Lauren Kinsman-Costello  (,
Additional Basic Function – if applicable: Kent State University is one of the top public universities in the nation, and is dedicated to student, faculty, and researcher success. We are proud to be recognized as a Carnegie Research I University and we are consistently rated by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For.” Kent State is fondly regarded by students, faculty, staff, and alumni as home. Nestled in the Cuyahoga River Valley in beautiful Northeast Ohio, Kent State is less than 50 miles from Cleveland, 20 miles from Akron, and 10 miles from the Cuyahoga National Park. Kent State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
Examples of Duties:  Examples of duties include:Lead and support development of scientific manuscripts for peer review through analysis and synthesis of new and existing dataPresent research results to collaborators and at professional conferences.Lead and contribute to extramural grant proposalsCoordinate field, lab, and data synthesis research relevant to the candidate’s research focus and objectivesSupport mentorship of junior lab personnel (undergraduate and graduate students)In consultation with primary supervisor(s), develop an Individual Development Plan (IDP), which may include additional project-supported activities like mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students, professional development workshops, and/or stakeholder engagement and communication, in alignment with the postdoctoral associate’s career goals.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable: 
Minimum Qualifications:A PhD in Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Data Science, Statistics or a related field (or other related terminal degree, for example: MLIS in data science). Strong history of collaborative scientific work. Supervision experience. Experience with the creation of scientific products. Strong aptitude for programming (R and/or Python).  
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:  
Assessments:Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Working Schedule: 
Additional Information:Please include a detailed CV and a letter of application explaining your interests, goals  and vision for this position For more information, please contact Lauren Kinsman-Costello at review to begin January 16, 2023.Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Disclaimer:The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

Advertised: January 5, 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: February 5, 2023 Eastern Standard Time





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