Research Associate

The postdoctoral scholar will work with at least two faculty members associated with the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory (BcCZO) and the McMurdo Long-term Ecological Research site (MCM) on research related to cold regions (e.g., including high montane, alpine, and polar ecosystems). The faculty mentors and postdoctoral scholar will agree on the research questions and scope at the time of hire. In the first 3 months, the postdoctoral scholar will produce an Individual Development Plan with their mentors to guide their development during their tenure at CU. The fellow's responsibility is to produce publishable results from experiments, field observations, analysis of samples, analysis of spatial data, and/or from models. The work should be presented in at least one professional meeting during each year. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for ensuring that data they generate is submitted to the BcCZO and/or MCM database. Any models generated must be documented, and preferably be published to the Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS).

The fellow is expected to be an active member of the BcCZO and MCM research teams, through participation in meetings, seminars, and webinars. They will meet regularly with faculty mentors to discuss research findings, progress, and professional development.



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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Curriculum Vitae including contact information of three references; 3 - Unofficial transcript; 4 - Document uploaded for proof of degree can be a transcript which shows the date the degree was confirmed, copy of diploma, or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College confirming the degree. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accrual.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10099 - INSTAAR-Inst,Arctic&Alpin Rsch

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 29, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Sedrick L. Frazier

Posting Contact Email: Sedrick.Frazier@Colorado.EDU

Position Number: 00601151


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