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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Carbon Cycle Science
University of Utah, Dept. of Biology, Salt Lake City, UT
We have a position available for a postdoctoral scientist to work with an interdisciplinary team studying forest-atmosphere carbon exchange at a coniferous forest in Colorado, the Niwot Ridge AmeriFlux site.  The position is based in Utah.  This is a long-term project examining the controls on forest carbon cycling involving several research groups.
The postdoc will have primary responsibility for experiments involving a tunable diode laser spectrometer to monitor carbon isotopes of atmospheric CO2.  We seek an imaginative individual who can integrate stable isotope measurements with flux measurements at a variety of scales, including soil chambers, eddy covariance, and aircraft platforms.  This work will involve interaction with a wide variety of earth scientists in support of the North American Carbon Program.  More information on the Niwot Ridge site can be found at http://spot.colorado.edu/~monsonr/Ameriflux.html, and on our research group in Utah at http://www.biology.utah.edu/bowling/.
Requirements: 1) a PhD in a field of earth system science (ecology, physics, chemistry, etc.), 2) demonstrated experience with micrometeorology or atmospheric measurement techniques, 3) strong analytical and technical skills, and 4) strong motivation and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
This is a 2-year position available December 1, 2004.  Review of applicants will begin October 1; the position will remain open until filled.  The position is based at the University of Utah (http://www.utah.edu/) in Salt Lake City.  The University of Utah is ranked among the top 35 research institutions in the nation by the National Science Foundation and is home to more than 28,000 students and 18,000 employees.  Salt Lake City (http://www.ci.slc.ut.us/) is a sunny Western city with outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities, including “the greatest snow on earth!”

To apply, send (electronically) a description of research interests, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to

Dr. Dave Bowling
Dept. of Biology, University of Utah
801-581-2130, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>