Postdoctoral Sientist - Tropical Agroecosystems

Opportunity Type: 
Postdoc

Position Summary: The Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scientist in the biogeochemistry of tropical agroecosystems. The successful candidate will work on a project that investigates how the intesification of crop agriculture in the Brazilian Amazon influences solute land-water movement and trace gas land-atmosphere exchanges.

Additional Information: This position is based at the MBL in Woods Hole, MA but trips of up to two months to Brazil each year are required to conduct fieldwork in forests and agricultural fields under hot, rainy and rustic conditions. The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with a team of U.S. and Brazilian scientists and students.

Review of applicants will begin April 1, 2014.

Applicants are welcome to contact the project PI, Dr. Chris Neill, for additional information; cneill@mbl.edu.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D in biogeochemistry, ecology, earth sciences, atmospheric chemistry, limnology or related discipline and some field experience working with soils, surface waters and/or trace gases.

Preferred Qualifications: Some working knowledge of Portuguese is very helpful.

Physical Requirements: Applicants must be in good physical shape and capable of walking several kilometers on narrow trails with field gear.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Three letters of reference are required and may be uploaded with your application materials (under References) or may be sent to:

MBL Human Resources Office
7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015
careers@mbl.edu

Expiration Date: 
Tue, 2014-04-01
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