Robert Hall’s river ecosystem ecology laboratory, at the University of Montana and the Flathead Lake Biological Station seeks to fill a postdoctoral research associate position working on river carbon cycling and ecosystem metabolism. This postdoctoral position will perform independent research on stream ecosystem modeling coupled with the fieldwork. The overall goal is to assess controls on within and among day variation of stream carbon cycling. In particular the postdoctoral position will conduct modeling of metabolism time series in streams and rivers. The post-doctoral position will use data primarily collected by others, plus conduct the field work to collect new data in nearby streams and subject these data to statistical models. The postdoctoral is expected to publish these findings in journals and work collaboratively with FLBS scientific staff and collaborators at other institutions.
• PhD in ecosystem ecology, hydrology or related field.
• Ability to write and publish papers, use and manage large databases, and communicate with others from diverse groups (e.g. agencies, managers, researchers).
• Demonstrated experience of excellent research capabilities required to carry out innovative and insightful research
• Position requires research skills in limnology, hydrology, ecosystem ecology, mathematical modeling, and statistics.
• Knowledge of time series modeling
• Understanding of stream element cycling
UM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.