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Post-doctoral scholar in aquatic ecosystems

Graduate & Postdoc
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We are seeking a post-doctoral scholar to work with a team of researchers from Oregon State University and Idaho State University on an NSF funded project exploring how terrestrial trophic cascades affect aquatic-terrestrial linkages in mountain streams. This is a two-year post-doctoral scholar position that would be based at Oregon State University.  The project entails significant fieldwork in each summer (~2+ months) with periodic trips to the field in fall and spring as well.  Most of the fieldwork in year 1 will occur in Yellowstone National Park with visits to additional national park study sites in year two. We seek a motivated and collaborative scientist with experience conducting stream ecosystem measurements and assessments of aquatic biota. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to lead efforts in quantifying stream ecosystem processes (focusing on stream metabolism and nutrient uptake), and as a member of the project team she/he will be expected to contribute to other aspects of the project including fieldwork, data analysis, preparation of reports and permits, scientific articles, and associated project deliverables. Applicants must have defended their Ph.D. by the start of the appointment and must have completed their Ph.D. no more than 5 years ago. The target start-date for this position is between May 1 and June 1, 2019.

Interested applicants should submit the following: (1) Cover letter, (2) C.V., and (3) names and contact information for three references; One or two examples of published work are welcome but not required. Funding is available for two years. For more information and to apply, contact Dana Warren at Oregon State University (dana.warren @  Please include “Aquatic ecosystem post-doc” in the subject line of the email.  Applications will be accepted through early February, but for full consideration materials must be submitted by January 25, 2019. Anticipated Salary will be $48-50K/annually.