We seek a highly motivated candidate for a postdoctoral position focused on microbial biogeochemistry in mountain snowpack and high-elevation environments of the Rocky Mountains. The main goal of this project is to understand controls on rates and patterns of nitrogen cycling and linkages to microbial diversity. The project is part of a much larger effort to better understand patterns and ecological consequences of microbial diversity in Wyoming’s natural landscapes, including in soil, rhizosphere, lake sediments and freshwater environments. The successful candidate will have access to established and well-instrumented field sites and the capabilities of the University of Wyoming Stable Isotope Facility (http://www.uwyo.edu/sif/). The candidate will be expected to develop approaches with nitrate isotopes (δ15N, δ18O, δ17O) using a newly acquired Thermo Delta-V IRMS system equipped with a Gas Bench II inlet.
Minimum qualifications include: 1) a PhD degree in ecology or closely related discipline; 2) high potential for research leadership and publication of results in peer-reviewed journals. Desired qualifications include: Experience with applications of stable isotope measurements in biogeochemistry.
This search is part of a cluster hire of postdoctoral research associates, supported by a new 5-year, $20 million NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 grant to the University. Additional details can be found at http://www.uwyo.edu/epscor/microbial-ecology.
To apply, please complete the online application here: https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=6
Please upload a single PDF file containing a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and two published articles describing recent research. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. For questions about the project and position, contact Dr. David Williams ([log in to unmask]; http://www.uwyo.edu/dgw/home.html).
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness.