EAE-Postdoctoral Associate in Freshwater Biogeochemistry

Florida International University (FIU)
Miami, FL, United States
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Job Information

Postdoctoral Associate in Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University.

Start Date: Fall 2019
Location: Miami, Florida, USA

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the Freshwater Biogeochemistry Lab at Florida International University.  The Postdoc will assist Dr. Leonard J. Scinto during his tenure as Departmental Chair. Projects are focused on the mechanistic linkages between key environmental drivers and ecosystem responses especially where natural systems have been influenced by anthropogenic activities, such as the eutrophication of lakes and wetlands. Current and recent projects are conducted in man-made lakes and water systems of urban Southeast Florida, in wetland systems including the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, the Lake Okeechobee Watershed, and in Stormwater Treatment Areas.  Of particular interest is identifying the nexus between anthropogenic activities and ecosystem services to determine where natural processes can be applied to diminish the "human footprint" potentially by incorporating treatment wetlands and other "green technologies".

The position will be based at the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami, FL, USA.  Funding will initially be provided for a one-year term with continued funding based on an annual review of performance. The successful candidate will provide strong technical and intellectual support leading to published products, participate in the advisement of undergraduate and graduate students, develop the program by proposal writing and become an active participant in several on-going programs. Current programs include the NSF-sponsored CREST Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-term Ecological Research conducted through the Southeast Environmental Research Center of the Institute of Water and the Environment (inwe.fiu.edu).

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 519509 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach cover letter Cover letter, detailed CV and evidence of publications and projects, as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon as determined by the search committee.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by October 23, 2019.  Review will continue until position is filled.