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Post-doctoral position

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Post-doctoral position in synthesis of long-term stream water quality data: Lake Superior Sentinel Streams Project

We seek a post-doctoral scholar to collate and analyze a suite of long-term stream and lake monitoring data collected primarily on Isle Royale National Park (Michigan) and Grand Portage Lake Superior Chippewa lands (Minnesota). The ideal candidate has interest and proven ability to manage, QA/QC and analyze large stream chemical and hydrologic datasets, and a passion for long-term datasets and how they inform an understanding of our changing climate. The motivation for the collection of these datasets is twofold: i) The locations offer benchmark data for baseline studies of changes in climate and atmospheric deposition, and ii) Monitoring of climate change variables with little confounding by humans. The position involves working with multiple agency stakeholders, including Isle Royale National Park, Michigan Tech University and The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

The position is currently for one year, with possibility for extension. The hiring institution is Michigan Technological University (see below), though remote options may be possible. Salary is competitive and includes benefits through MTU. Start date is flexible, but ideally would begin in 2022. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send (1) a cover letter that states your research interests relevant to this position, (2) your curriculum vitae, and (3) provide the names and contact information for three references by email to Evan Kane ( and Amy Marcarelli (

Michigan Tech is located in the snowbelt (>200” annual snowfall) of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula on the South Shore of Lake Superior. The region is dominated by vast areas of lakes, forests and wetlands. Michigan Tech is in the small university town of Houghton, which was rated as one of the top 10 U.S. adrenaline outposts by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, boasting excellent skiing, hiking, kayaking and mountain biking.