Position Announcements

Postdoctoral Researcher - Eurasian Watermilfoil in the Great Lakes

We are seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Researcher to collaborate on a project establishing best practices for controlling the extent and spread of Eurasion Watermilfoil in inland and coastal waterways of the Upper Great Lakes. This individual will assist with literature review and production of an “information clearinghouse” to assist local communities and resource managers in efforts to manage current and future proliferations of Eurasian watermilfoil and similar invasions across the Great Lakes region, and will lead elements of field work studying efficacy of Eurasian Watermilfoil control measures and ecological consequences. This individual will primarily work with Dr. Casey Huckins and Dr. Amy Marcarelli in the Department of Biological Sciences, but will be expected to work as part of an interdisciplinary team including Drs. Rod Chimner (School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences), Guy Meadows (GLRC), Pengfei Xue (Civil and Environmental Engineering) and Colin Brooks (Michigan Tech Research Institute). Successful candidates must have a PhD in Ecology, Environmental Science or a related field and should have excellent written and oral communication skills including prior publication experience, and the ability to work individually as well as part of a team. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong background in aquatic macrophyte ecology and that have a desire to communicate with the public and local communities through direct and web-based approaches about invading Eurasian Watermilfoil. This project is based out of the Great Lakes Research Center of Michigan Technological University (http://www.mtu.edu/greatlakes/) and is part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (http://greatlakesrestoration.us/index.html) funded through the US Environmental Protection Agency. Funding for this position is available for one year, with the possibility of extension for a second year pending performance.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for 3 references and a brief statement of research interests and skills as a single pdf document to:

Dr. Casey Huckins
112 Great Lakes Research Center
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton Michigan, 49931

A start date of May 2014 is preferred. Inquiries are welcome, please direct to Dr. Casey Huckins (cjhuckin@mtu.edu906-487-2475) or Dr. Amy Marcarelli (ammarcar@mtu.edu906-487-2867)