The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment in the School of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut seeks applicants for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate in river corridor hydrogeology and biogeochemistry. The successful candidate will conduct research funded by the National Science Foundation (PI: Dr. Ashley Helton) to characterize the spatial distribution of groundwater discharge zones at the scale of river networks using combined field (i.e., thermal infrared remote sensing) and regional groundwater modeling (i.e., MODFLOW) techniques. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work closely with co-PIs Dr. Marty Briggs (USGS Hydrogeophysics Branch in Storrs, CT) and Dr. Jeff Starn (USGS New England Water Science Center), and will collaborate within the larger project that focuses on quantifying spatial patterns of legacy nitrogen flux and cycling within near-stream sediments at groundwater discharge zones.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Collect and analyze empirical groundwater discharge datasets.
Refine existing regional groundwater model.
Develop techniques to link empirical and modeled spatial distributions of groundwater discharge.
Organize and lead field teams for hydrologic and biogeochemical data collection.
Prepare and submit manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals.
Earned Ph.D. degree in a related discipline (natural resources, geology, ecology, etc.).
Related field and modeling experience in hydrogeology.
Demonstrated interest and experience in interdisciplinary research.
Proficiency with regional groundwater modeling techniques (i.e., MODFLOW).
Experience with field techniques that characterize groundwater discharge with temperature measurements (i.e., thermal infrared imagery, thermal modeling of diurnal signals)
This is a full-time, 12 month appointment, renewable annually. Funding from the National Science Foundation is anticipated in August with an anticipated start date for the Postdoctoral Research Associate in January 2019. Salary will be commensurate with experience. For additional information regarding benefits, visit: http://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-summaries/. For additional information about the University of Connecticut, visit: http://www.uconn.edu/.
Please apply online at UConn Jobs via http://jobs.uconn.edu/. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a brief (1-2 pages) statement of research experience and career goals, a CV, and contact information for three professional references. Application materials should be submitted as a single pdf.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent on the successful completion of a pre- employment background check.
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