Postdoctoral Research Associate (Tree water storage)

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC, United States
Position Type: 
Postdoc
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Doctorate
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Essential Job Duties

Postdoctoral research scholar responsible for leading a field experiment focused on evaluating tree water storage using isotope tracers.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will work as a postdoctoral research associate at North Carolina State University (NCSU) under the supervision of Ryan Emanuel.

The postdoctoral scholar will have a key role in a field experiment focused on water transport and storage using a variety of methods, including sap flow, dendrometry, and stable isotope tracers. The potential exists to explore other research questions within the larger, collaborative project and the larger aims of the Ecohydrology and Watershed Science Lab. Field work is expected to take place at the Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory in Idaho.

This individual is expected to collaborate with other students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty at North Carolina State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Georgia.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The postdoctoral scholar will participate in a related education and outreach partnership aimed at broadening participation of Indigenous peoples in ecohydrology and integrating Indigenous knowledges and ecohydrology in the Mountain West. Examples of participation include guest lecturing or assisting with a future field course based at Reynolds Creek, and interacting with visiting faculty from partner institutions.

Field work is expected to take place in Idaho and may require substantial driving. A North Carolina driver’s license or the ability to obtain a North Carolina driver’s license is preferred.

Department Required Skills

A PhD degree is required at the time of appointment and should demonstrate competency in one or more relevant areas of environmental sciences (e.g., hydrology, ecology, etc.).

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

The ideal candidate will have expertise in some combination of the following skills and knowledge areas: ecohydrology, gas exchange, hydraulics, sap flow, dendrometry, and stable isotope hydrology.

Prior experience teaching or guest lecturing in the environmental sciences is preferred

Required License or Certification

A PhD degree is required at the time of appointment and should demonstrate competency in one or more relevant areas of environmental sciences (e.g., hydrology, ecology, etc.).