Position: Postdoctoral Scientist

Opportunity Type: 

Position: Postdoctoral Scientist

Date: January 28, 2014

Position Summary:

The Marine Biological Laboratory Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral scientist who will organize synthesis activities on warming experiments, as well as conduct research focusing on greenhouse gas emissions from coastal salt marsh and other temperate ecosystems.

Additional Information:

The postdoc is expected to coordinate and facilitate synthesis workshops to be conducted at the USGS Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis (http://powellcenter.usgs.gov) focusing on ecosystem responses to climate change with warming experiments, and to organize and lead publications. The postdoc is also expected to explore warming experiments on the salt marshes on Cape Cod in Massachusetts where carbon and nitrogen cycling are currently studied (http://wbnerrwetlandscarbon.net/) and examine the response of forests to warming and nitrogen additions at Harvard Forest (http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/). The postdoc will have access to the excellent research facilities and state-of-art laboratories and instrumentation that mentors will provide. The postdoc will be co-mentored by Dr. Jim Tang at MBL, Dr. Kevin Kroeger at the USGS Woods Hole Center, and Dr. Pamela Templer at Boston University. This is a one-year position subject to extension pending funding approval or a two-year half-time position. Applications will be reviewed starting Feb. 15 and this position will be filled as soon as possible.

Basic Qualifications:

Ph.D. in ecology, earth sciences, or a related field is required. The candidates should have excellent communication, organizational, and statistical skills with a productive publication record. Working collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience in conducting multiple tasks on synthesizing and processing existing data as well as conducting field-based research is highly desired. Previous experience with gas analyzers and data management is desired.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit with your application 3 publication samples.


Molly Kelleher
Human Resources Office
Office Hours-9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508) 289-7422

Expiration Date: 
Tue, 2014-04-29

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