We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to study mineral weathering, soil development, and clay mineralogy in forested ecosystems of the Alaskan coastal temperate rainforest. The study is part of a broader investigation of critical zone processes in southeast Alaska focused on the Heen Latinee Experimental Forest. This project is closely tied to studies of aquatic biogeochemistry investigating the generation of materials in terrestrial environments and their export to aquatic ecosystems. The research associate will focus on soil pedology, soil geochemistry, and rock and soil mineralogy. The project is based in Juneau, Alaska in close collaboration with the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNWRS; www.fs.fed.us/pnw). The research associate will work with faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and scientists at PNWRS. Experience in soil science/geochemistry and x-ray diffraction is strongly desired for this position.
Application instructions can be found at: http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/510743/postdoctoral-fellow
For more information please contact:
Dr. Tom Trainor
Department of Chemistry
University of Alaska Fairbanks