Postdoctoral Researcher in Global Nitrogen Availability

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Deadline: 
Sep 23, 2019
Location: 
Annapolis, Maryland, USA


Start Date:
Early 2020
Review of Applications Begins: September 23, 2019 

Dr. Andrew Elmore (https://www.umces.edu/andrew-elmore) at the University of Maryland’s National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) expects funding to support a postdoctoral researcher investigating global patterns of nitrogen availability and trends over time. The postdoc will lead the development of an interdisciplinary research program investigating how the availability of nitrogen influences ecological processes and services to humanity. The position is ideally suited to researchers with interests combining globally distributed ecological observations with moderate resolution remote sensing. Interest and ability to integrate observations into mechanistic models linking nitrogen availability to the functioning of food webs or agroecological systems is highly desirable. 

The postdoctoral researcher will be based with Dr. Andrew Elmore at SESYNC, but will network with workshop participants. The successful candidate will be provided the opportunity to lead the research project, coordinate collaborations, and publish results as lead author. SESYNC is located in Annapolis, Maryland, and is home to approximately 15 postdoctoral researchers studying diverse socio-environmental systems. The successful candidate will be a full and active member of the SESYNC Postdoctoral community and will participate in professional development programs offered. Before applying, applicants are encouraged to learn more about the SESYNC Postdoctoral program here: https://bit.ly/2Led0Qa.

Qualifications: 

A completed Ph.D. in biogeochemistry, ecology, agriculture, or a related field is required, with expertise in statistical modeling and spatial analysis desired. A promising record of research productivity is highly valued and the successful applicant will be an independent, motivated scientist who communicates well and thrives in a collaborative setting.

How to Apply: 

Applications should be received by September 23, 2019, but will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, please prepare a single PDF containing (1) a cover letter stating your interest in the position, a summary of relevant past experience, and a description of why SESYNC’s interdisciplinary programs are important for your career advancement; (2) names and contact information for up to 3 professional references; and (3) a current C.V. Submit your completed application at the following URL: https://apply.sesync.org/proposal/welcome/2019-JOB-04

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