University of Colorado PostDoctoral Associate in Boulder, Colorado

The Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research Program is hiring a data analytics postdoctoral fellow. The Niwot ridge LTER is home to one of the longest experimental records in alpine ecology in the world. This record includes plant and phytoplankton composition, lake and terrestrial primary production, snow dept and cover, stream and surface water chemistry soil carbon and nutrient measurements and more. More recently the LTER has added an array of automated sensors that measure key biophysical factors in a instrumented catchment, and will add increased sensor-based biophysical lake measures this summer. We have access to drone overflights and remote sensors data. As part of the development of new integrative models of hydrology, biogeochemistry, and ecology, the LTER is hiring a postdoctoral fellow to help shape a series of new field studies and model development efforts.

The existing and emerging LTER data sets provide a wealth of information on a diverse array of ecological and physical processes across terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The Niwot Ridge LTER data sets include both time-series and spatial data sets, both of which can be used to explore the impacts of changing environmental conditions at the high elevation research site. These changes include shifts in season length, changes in snowpack (cover and distribution), temperature, precipitation, and the associated responses of biotic systems to environmental changes. A successful candidate for this position will have experience in similar complex systems and will be comfortable working with a large multi-disciplinary team of researchers to explore questions at the intersection of ecology, hydrology, and biogeochemistry. S/he will be comfortable developing and testing hypotheses that synthesize and/or build from existing data sets, work with other researchers to design new statistical or simulation model-based experiments, and develop new field studies.

Applicants just need to upload your list of references. Do not submit any official reference letters at this time. These will be requested at a later date, if needed.

Ph.D. degree in ecology, hydrology, biophysics, biogeochemistry or allied field with substantial data analysis experience or a Ph.D. in a data science field with demonstrated experience applying tools to complex ecological and/or biophysical problems.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *B0001 -- Boulder Campus

Title: PostDoctoral Associate

Location: Boulder

Requisition ID: 14060