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Postdoctoral Research Associate on Climate Change in Headwater Streams
Job Type: full-time temporary position
Location: West Virginia
Posting Date: 16 Jan 14
Closing Date: 1 Apr 14
Headwater streams present new challenges for climate change research due to the complex geophysical processes regulating stream temperature and flow. We seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate to investigate the geomorphic landscape features controlling stream sensitivity to climate variables in the Appalachian highlands. An understanding of hyporheic flow dynamics is a critical aspect of this research problem and will be a central research objective of the project. Candidates for this position should have experience in fluvial geomorphology, field sampling protocols, and statistical modeling techniques. Ideal candidates would have experience using mini-piezometers in streams, working with GIS and LIDAR data, and/or evaluating stream geomorphic features relevant for fish habitat.
This position is supported for 2 years as part of an interdisciplinary study in Shenandoah National Park (Virginia) and the Delaware Gap National Recreation Area (Pennsylvania and New Jersey). The project is funded by the National Park Service and the US Geological Survey. The position is located at the USGS Leetown Science Center in Kearneysville, West Virginia, and will require some travel for fieldwork.
Contact Information:To express interest, please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Nathaniel (Than) Hitt
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