Postdoctoral position measuring and modeling methane oxidation around the roots of wetland plants

The hydro-biogeochemistry group at the University of Washington in Seattle has a funded open position for a postdoctoral researcher to work on an integrated project investigating methane oxidation in the soil zone surrounding roots of wetland plants and assessing how this process will change under future climate conditions. The project involves fieldwork at a wetland site in Alaska, laboratory experiments and rhizosphere-scale reactive transport modeling. The hired postdoc will be responsible for reactive transport modeling and for designing and conducting laboratory investigations that interface with the modeling effort. The goal is for the modeling and empirical work to inform each other (e.g., experiments that test model-generated hypotheses). The hired person will have the opportunity to interface with a Ph.D. student funded by the same project, and with other researchers across the UW campus and at the Alaskan field site who are experts in methane biogeochemistry and plant ecophysiology.

If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Neumann (rbneum@uw.edu) with a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and the names of three individuals able to provide a letter of recommendation.

Interested in hydro-biogeochemistry?

If you are interested in working in the hydro-biogeochemistry group, please contact me by email: rbneum@uw.edu. Please include a brief statement of your interests, background, and objectives, as well as a copy of your current CV.

I strongly encourage interested candidates to apply for externally funded fellowships to support their research. Some possible sources of external support are:

Graduate Students

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
Department of Defense NDSEG Fellowship

Postdoctoral Researchers

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
National Science Foundation Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) Fellowship
National Science Foundation Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows (SEES)
NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship