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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Environmental Data Science

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A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jessica Corman ( at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This position is part of a multi-institution, 4-year funded NSF EPSCoR Track-II grant titled “From Genes to Ecosystems: Harnessing Elemental Data to Detect Stoichiometric Control-Points and their Consequences for Organismal Evolution.” The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary team combining tools emerging from the data revolution with the ecological stoichiometry framework to advance our understanding ofhow the supply of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and other essential elements constrain and are influenced by ecological, environmental, and evolutionary processes in aquatic ecosystems. The postdoc will develop their own research activities related to the themes of coupled biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem or landscape stoichiometry, and/or ecosystem metabolism.
The position is 100% research. The salary is competitive and includes a comprehensive benefits package. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2021, but is negotiable. The position is for two years with the possibility for extending the appointment, contingent upon performance.

Please contact Dr. Jessica Corman at j c o r m a n 3 @ u n l . e d u for inquiries about this position. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing fit and interest in the position, a research proposal describing a research question related to the project (<1 page, not including references), a CV, and contact information for three references to the following link: For full consideration, please apply by April 15, 2021.

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Develop and facilitate research collaborations involving the STOICH collaborative team. Engage in writing of peer-reviewed publications and presentation of project results to collaborators and at professional conferences. Attend STOICH project meetings and assist with STOICH database growth and/or analytical capacity development. Consult with mentor(s) to develop an Individual Development Plan (IDP), which may include additional project-supported activities like mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students, participating in proposal writing workshops or other professional developmental opportunities, and/or engaging with inter-jurisdictional travel and empirical research activities, pursuant to the postdoctoral associate’s career ambitions.