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Postdoctoral Position in Temporal Scaling of Ecosystem Processes. A postdoctoral position is available focused on the temporal aspects of interactions among biogeochemistry, paleoecology, and global change. The primary responsibilities associated with this position are: (1) to assist with coordination of a diverse and broad network of researchers in the U.S. and elsewhere, and (2) to conduct independent research on the biogeochemical consequences of ecosystem change at decadal to multi-millennial timescales. The minimum required qualification is a doctoral degree in a relevant ecological, Earth, or environmental science. This position is funded by a Research Coordination Network grant from the National Science Foundation to integrate paleo-and neo-ecosystem ecology, especially biogeochemical responses to disturbance (http://novusrcn.wordpress.com). Thus, the ideal candidate would have a background in paleoecology, ecosystem ecology, or both. Experience with GIS, programming, and/or elemental analysis is also desirable. Specific duties include development of an independent research project, organization of workshops, communication with network participants, acquisition and/or analysis of data, presentation of research findings at professional meetings, potential collaboration with faculty from a variety of institutions, and preparation of manuscripts. This position is based at the Department of Geography at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A. with several travel opportunities. The position is a term position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications; benefits are included. To apply, applicants should send a CV, a cover letter including future research and career goals, and the names and contact information for three professional references as a single pdf to Dr. Kendra McLauchlan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “Novus postdoctoral position.” Review of applications will begin July 7, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The target start date is August 25, 2014. A background check is required. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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