Postdoctoral Associate on hydrologic connectivity, freshwater wetlands, and carbon/nitrogen biogeochemistry

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL, USA 🇺🇸

The ‘Bama Ecohydrology Lab seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to conduct research on hydrologic connectivity, freshwater wetlands, and carbon/nitrogen biogeochemistry. Broadly, the goal of the larger project is to examine how flood disturbances impact nitrogen and carbon biogeochemistry across  headwater watersheds at both wetland- and watershed-scales. Our interdisciplinary team includes ecosystem ecologists, biogeochemists, and hydrologists; and the project will focus on headwater watersheds located at the Tanglewood J. Nicholene Bishop Biological Station located 30 miles south of Tuscaloosa, AL. The work is funded by DOE-ESS. 

The successful candidate will work closely with the project team to (i) install, maintain, and analyze data from a large network of high-temporal resolution sensors, and (ii) develop a paired hydro-biogeochemical model to predict carbon and nitrogen fluxes at both the wetland- and watershed-scale. Importantly, the candidate will work closely with collaborators at the Pacific Northwest National Lab to further develop both their modeling and computational skills. Moreover, the candidate will be encouraged to develop their own independent research questions, utilize travel funding to attend conferences, and provide mentoring to graduate students. 

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in environmental science, hydrologic science, water resource engineering, or closely related field; have a strong publication record commensurate with their experience; and have worked as part of a large interdisciplinary team. Also, we are looking for candidates with field-work experience, exposure to hydrologic modeling, and are supportive of open science frameworks.

The University of Alabama provides equal opportunity in education and employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (which includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), age, disability, or veteran status.

For more information, please contact Dr. Nate Jones (cnjones7@ua.edu)


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development