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EPA post-doc - HABs risk and occurrence across the U.S.

Graduate & Postdoc
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The US Environmental Protection Agency’s Western Ecology Division is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral scientist in “Landscape analysis and predictive modeling of HABs risk and occurrence across the U.S.”  The position is located in Corvallis, OR, and the application period closes May 2, 2019.  Please share with any students or colleagues who might be interested.  

We seek post-doctoral applicants to join an interdisciplinary project examining the links between watershed characteristics and cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the western U.S.  Cyanobacterial HABs are a growing problem the across the US.  Oregon has one of the highest rates of occurrence of cyanobacterial HABs in the US, including a bloom that led to recreational advisories and a do not drink advisory for the drinking water system of Oregon’s state capitol city.  This work will bring together existing monitoring data from the US EPA’s National Aquatic Resources Survey, the Water Quality Portal that includes state and local data, together with spatial databases of EPA nitrogen and phosphorus input inventories and watershed characteristics. The work will move across scales, and the post-doc would develop modeling efforts to inform local to national management questions related to the occurrence of HABs.  

See the website below for more information about the position and how to apply, as well as other opportunities.

Please contact Jana Compton ( with any questions.