Postdoctoral Research Associate in Critical Zone Science

University of Nebraska

Omaha, NE, USA 🇺🇸

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Job TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate in Critical Zone Science
DepartmentGeography/Geology
Essential FunctionsThe research team of CINet, an interdisciplinary project that is part of the National Science Foundation’s CZ Collaborative Network (CZCN), invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position in the field of Critical Zone Science. Up to 2.5 years of funding for the position is available through the Department of Geography/Geology at the University of Nebraska – Omaha, but the research associate will participate in field research at sites in Nebraska and Illinois aimed at advancing critical zone science. The research associate will work across a geographically distributed diverse team of researchers in the CINet cluster to help synthesize critical zone data in intensively managed systems. We are particularly interested in a colleague who could help advance characterization and modeling efforts related to soil and solute geochemistry and hydrology, soil gas production, carbon dynamics, watershed sediment dynamics, floodplain-river geomorphology, and/or watershed geochemistry, although the exact scope of work is dependent on research experience and interests. Multiple opportunities exist for collaborations across the multi-institutional CINet project as well as with other projects that constitute the CZCN; cross-cluster collaborations are particularly encouraged. The position will also involve mentoring junior colleagues, graduate and undergraduate students, and including mentorship opportunities as part of a recently funded CZNet REU program. It is fully expected that the candidate will be productive in writing (including manuscripts and grant proposals) and presenting research outcomes, as well as have a strong desire to work collaboratively across institutions and CZCN projects.
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Required QualificationsPhD in geoscience, environmental science, geography, biology, computational science or a related field (ABD applicants are acceptable).Strong publication and/or grant writing record.Strong collaborative and organizational skills.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly sits; may stand, walk. See, hear, speak and use of hands.
Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly works indoors. Noise level is low to moderate.
SalaryCommensurate with experience. Full benefits included.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number2023F-00104
Open Date02/24/2023
Close Date
Open Until FilledYes
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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development