Vermont EPSCoR seeks postdoc for research on soil-stream-lake processes

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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 19:30

Vermont EPSCoR is recruiting several postdoctoral associates to join our cutting-edge NSF funded research on Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE).  We are initiating a five-year award of large-scale interdisciplinary studies which will determine how the Lake Champlain Basin’s landscape, watershed and lake conditions respond to extreme weather events and will test policy scenarios for enhancing resilience using our comprehensive Integrated Assessment Model (IAM). As a member of the BREE team, you will participate in unique learning and professional development experiences including learning to communicate your science through our program with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. 


Nutrient Biogeochemistry, Catchment Hydrology, and Limnology Postdoc

Position ID: PDA#001

We seek field-oriented postdoctoral researcher with expertise in nutrient biogeochemistry (C, N, P, Fe), catchment hydrology and limnology interested in studying how extreme events cascade through the soil-stream-lake continuum. Research will capitalize on a heavily instrumented suite of watersheds and lakes in Vermont. The candidate should possess expertise and/or interests related to the application of biogeochemical tracers of particles and solutes,  coupled with interpretation of data from advanced in-situ monitoring network(sensors and automated and grab sampling) situated in riparian soil corridors, in-stream and in receiving  waters. Elements of interest include carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus and iron in both particulate and dissolved forms.

Experience working with in-situ sensors, as well as conducting advanced statistical analyses requisite for interpretation of large environmental datasets are desirable. Interaction with and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students associated with this large cross disciplinary project will be a critical responsibility of the successful candidate, as will cross disciplinary collaboration with a large group of natural and social scientists seeking to develop an integrated assessment model of the Lake Champlain Basin and its resiliency to extreme events across time and space. This is a 2-year position with possibility of extension with exceptional performance.

Please contact Andrew Schroth ( for more information.

A major goal of Vermont EPSCoR is workforce development, which means that the graduate students and postdocs will be intensively mentored for success. Individuals selected will be expected to interact substantially across the project. Start date September 1, 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

To apply:  please send CV, names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter outlining research interests, expertise and availability to and reference Position ID PDA#001.

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