Postdoc job opening for aquatic ecologist or related expertise (hydrologist, etc.) at NRRI, Duluth, MN (345884)

Agency
Natural Resource Research Inst., University of Minnesota Duluth
Location
Duluth, Minnesota
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Salary
$48,426 - $51,000
Start Date
06/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
03/14/2022
Website
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment
Description
The Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota Duluth is hiring a Post-Doctoral Associate to work within our Water Research Group (https://nrri.umn.edu/research/research-platforms/applied-ecology-and-resource-management/lakes-streams-wetlands). Individuals with expertise in any of several aquatic disciplines would fit well with our teams, including (but not limited to) expertise in wetland plant ecology (preferred), hydrology or hydrogeology, restoration ecology (aquatic focus), stream or wetland ecology, aquatic toxicology or fisheries ecology. The candidate will work with Dr. Valerie Brady and her team in the Freshwater Ecosystem Research and Monitoring Lab (https://nrri.umn.edu/research/freshwater-ecosystem-lab) on research projects related to understanding stream, wetland, and Great Lakes nearshore ecology, including effects of aquatic invasive species, use of biotic metrics to assess ecological condition, and assessing the success of restoration activities. The postdoctoral fellow may define a research project within any of these research projects that fits their skill set and will have access to unpublished data collected over several decades to support and jump-start their own research. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct their research in collaboration with the Brady lab team and to assist in writing manuscripts for publication and research proposals. The Post-Doctoral Associate will have the opportunity to participate in the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program (https://www.greatlakeswetlands.org/). The successful candidate will be able to write proposals and disseminate research results through journal publications and conference presentations.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in a field related to aquatic ecology, hydrology, or aquatic toxicology or related area by the time of employment. Minimum of one peer-reviewed journal publication. Evidence of strong oral communication skills in English (e.g., seminars and conference presentations). Solid knowledge of advanced statistical approaches for analyzing large ecological datasets. Valid US driver’s license and clean driving record. Preferred Qualifications: Expertise compliments and adds to the Water Research Group expertise mix. At least 2 peer-reviewed publications. Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team. Demonstrated experience writing and submitting research proposals. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, organize and lead research projects. Physical ability to do strenuous field work. Ability to travel for fieldwork for up to a week several times per field season.
Contact Person
Jane Dzuck
Contact eMail
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