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Postdoctoral Research Associate – Coastal Carbon

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

The postdoctoral research associate will work with Dr. Matthew Kirwan, and join highly-collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects that investigate the effects of climate change on coastal ecosystems and their carbon pools. The person in this position will be based at The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and collaborate with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and Oak Ridge National Laboratory on a large-scale, whole-ecosystem marsh warming experiment. The primary objective of the position is to develop and/or apply numerical models of coastal carbon cycling. The successful applicant will also develop independent research topics consistent with the goals of the applicant and the VIMS coastal wetlands group, including opportunities for data collection, meta- analysis, and mentoring of students.

Qualifications: At the time of appointment, the successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate or equivalent in an environmental (e.g. geology, biology, environmental science) or computational (e.g. physics, engineering) discipline. A broad knowledge of how ecosystems respond to global change, including biological, hydrological, and/or geomorphic processes is required. Strong quantitative skills and a proven research background with strong writing ability are also required.

For a complete list of required and preferred qualifications, please refer to the position description. The position will be located at VIMS and will be a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal (project has at least 2 years of funding).

VIMS is currently among the largest marine research and education centers in the United States. The School of Marine Science at VIMS is the graduate school in marine science for William & Mary.

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Participating Institution(s):
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William and Mary (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Natural Resources

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