Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Biology

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Biology
College/Unit College of Science and Engineering
Home Department Biology
Employee Group Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 12 month
Position Classification Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position Begin Date 01/04/2018
Position End Date 01/03/2019
Position Summary

Full-time 12 month appointment. The position is renewable for a maximum of two additional years (subject to funding). The initial appointment will be for one year with continuation for the consecutive years based upon a satisfactory performance review after the initial year. The successful candidate will analyze large datasets and subsequently write manuscripts while assisting in project coordination. Responsibilities include organizing and analyzing data collected under the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring initiative funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency; working with principal investigators to write peer-reviewed manuscripts relevant to coastal wetland ecology, monitoring and management; and assisting in the coordination of the project.

Required Qualifications

An earned Ph.D. granted within the past three years (or evidence that all of the requirements for graduation have been completed and the degree will be awarded before the end of December 2017). Knowledge of statistical analyses of large multivariate datasets. A strong ecological background.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in an area of Great Lakes Research including tributaries and associated habitats (e.g. wetlands). Project management and interpersonal skills.

Message to Applicants

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About the Department

The College of Science and Engineering includes eight academic departments which offer 42 academic major programs at the undergraduate level and 13 graduate programs. The programs are housed in 5 main campus buildings, including the new Biosciences Building which opened in the Fall of 2016.
In 2010, Central Michigan University was awarded a $10 million grant to implement a basin-wide Great Lakes coastal wetland monitoring program. The project was in support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Great Lakes Water Quality Act and was funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Extensive data on all components of the ecosystems, including plants, invertebrates, fish, amphibians and birds, with accompanying physical/chemical data, were collected over a five-year period. CMU received an additional $10 million in 2015 to continue the work for an additional five years. These data are intended to aid protection and restoration efforts across the entire Great Lakes basin. To learn more about the department, visit the departmental website.

Posting Begins 11/20/2017
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Recruitment External
About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.
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  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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