Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Posting Details

Posting NumberPG190283PDPosition Number00105486Position TypePost DocFLSAExemptDepartment ID150401 - For & Envir Res Acad ResearchDepartment150401 - For & Envir Res Acad ResearchJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPosition Information

Essential Job Duties

Postdoctoral research scholar responsible for leading a field experiment focused on evaluating tree water storage using isotope tracers.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will work as a postdoctoral research associate at North Carolina State University (NCSU) under the supervision of Ryan Emanuel.

The postdoctoral scholar will have a key role in a field experiment focused on water transport and storage using a variety of methods, including sap flow, dendrometry, and stable isotope tracers. The potential exists to explore other research questions within the larger, collaborative project and the larger aims of the Ecohydrology and Watershed Science Lab. Field work is expected to take place at the Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory in Idaho.

This individual is expected to collaborate with other students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty at North Carolina State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Georgia.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The postdoctoral scholar will participate in a related education and outreach partnership aimed at broadening participation of Indigenous peoples in ecohydrology and integrating Indigenous knowledges and ecohydrology in the Mountain West. Examples of participation include guest lecturing or assisting with a future field course based at Reynolds Creek, and interacting with visiting faculty from partner institutions.

Field work is expected to take place in Idaho and may require substantial driving. A North Carolina driver’s license or the ability to obtain a North Carolina driver’s license is preferred.

Work Schedule8am - 5pm M-FDepartment Required Skills

A PhD degree is required at the time of appointment and should demonstrate competency in one or more relevant areas of environmental sciences (e.g., hydrology, ecology, etc.).

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

The ideal candidate will have expertise in some combination of the following skills and knowledge areas: ecohydrology, gas exchange, hydraulics, sap flow, dendrometry, and stable isotope hydrology.

Prior experience teaching or guest lecturing in the environmental sciences is preferred

Required License or Certification

A PhD degree is required at the time of appointment and should demonstrate competency in one or more relevant areas of environmental sciences (e.g., hydrology, ecology, etc.).

Valid NC Driver's License required?YesCommercial Driver's License Required?NoRecruitment

Anticipated Hiring Range$50,000 - $60,000, Commensurate with experienceIf you anticipate multiple hires from this search, please indicate how manyJob Open Date10/13/2020Quick Link

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HERC
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
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    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Do you or will you have your PhD by start date?
    • Yes
    • No
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    Posted: 10/15/2020
    Application Due: 1/13/2021
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