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Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Closing date
Apr 10, 2024

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Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

The Spivak Coastal Biogeochemistry lab at the University of Georgia seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to contribute to research of soil carbon preservation mechanisms in salt marshes. The Postdoctoral Associate will lead lab‐ and field‐ based experiments focusing on how redox conditions alter plant‐microbe‐mineral interactions and organic matter transformations in wetland soils. This will include conducting mechanistic experiments, using stable isotope tracers, sharing and publishing results, and working closely with an interdisciplinary team of external collaborators. This position is part of a larger, multi‐year project assessing hydrological controls on marsh ecosystem functioning, from microbes‐to‐landscapes.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

* Ph.D. in Geoscience, Marine Science, Soil Science, Environmental Science, or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

* Knowledge of soil and/or wetland biogeochemistry and isotope geochemistry.
* Experience with stable isotope tracers, mass spectrometry, organic and inorganic soil analyses, and microsensors.
* Ability to conduct field work in salt marshes, hike over uneven and wet terrain, and lift 50 lbs.
* Experience analyzing and visualizing data in R and / or Matlab.
* Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, written, and verbal communication skills.
* Demonstrated record of publication in scientific journals.
* Ability to work with minimal supervision and provide supervision and mentorship to others.

Physical Demands

Candidate must be able to sit/stand for extended periods, conduct field work in remote coastal marshes under challenging conditions (e.g., hot, humid, uneven footing, flooded conditions, insects), lift and carry 50 lbs., work with hazardous chemicals. Driving.

Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a requirement of this position? Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes

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For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name Amanda Spivak Recruitment Contact Email Recruitment Contact Phone

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* Sample Publications
* List of References with Contact Information

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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