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Postdoctoral Position in Wetland Ecology

Postdoctoral Position in Wetland Ecology

The Richardson laboratory in the Duke University Wetland and Coasts Center seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on funded projects related to carbon cycling in peatlands in the southeastern USA. A two-year postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Wetland Center to work with Professor Curtis Richardson on carbon cycling in coastal pocosins peatlands and GHG fluxes on restored riparian ecosystems in Duke Forest. Experience or willingness to learn field measurements of GHG fluxes with soil chambers.  This position requires the candidate to have the ability to work in the field and collect soil, water and vegetation samples. The position will work with a team of scientists on existing experimental sites measuring carbon budgets, soil chemistry, water quality and hydrologic budgets as well as help in the development of new projects focused on the use of restored coastal peatlands for carbon credits. The position offers opportunities for gaining experience in the developing carbon market. The successful applicant will join a thriving community of wetland researchers and ecologists at the Nicholas School of the Environment.

TERM: 2 years, with the possibility of extension based on performance and funding.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should hold a PhD in wetland ecology, biogeochemistry, soils, or a related field. We seek applicants with a strong interest in environmental research.

PROJECTED START DATE: The position is available immediately. Start date is flexible for doctoral candidates completing degrees.

WORK LOCATION: Work takes place in Durham, NC as well as wetland field sites mainly in North Carolina.

- Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

- Candidate must be legally authorized to work in the USA. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Doctoral

Experience Level : Entry Level

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