Centre for the synthesis
and analysis of biodiversity

A centre created and developed by the FRB

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will serve as the USGS Powell Center Fellow for the working group GEISHA (Global Evaluation of the Impacts of Storms on freshwater Habitat and structure of phytoplankton Assemblages), which is co-funded by the USGS Powell Center for Synthesis and Analysis in Fort Collins, CO, and the Centre de Synthèse et d’Analyse sur la Biodiversité in Aix-en-Provence, France. The position is based at the University of Vermont. The Fellow will work with a team of 15+ international researchers in the fields of limnology, physics, and phytoplankton ecology to analyze traditional long-term datasets and contemporary high-frequency datasets from across the globe to explore theoretical questions related to species diversity and succession in aquatic ecosystems. GEISHA is built within the framework of the GLEON project “Storm-Blitz”. The Fellow will engage in all aspects of the project, including individual and team research, project management, data management, and leadership, and will be lead- and co-author on publications.

Qualifications: Competitive applicants will have strong computer skills, experience with large data sets, a background in limnology or equivalent field, a demonstrated aptitude for organization, and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds in a team environment. A knowledge of phytoplankton ecology and taxonomy is desirable. Position involves international travel. A valid passport is required

Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, University of Vermont

Salary: 10-month position pro-rated at US$50,000 /year
Closing date: 31 August 2017 or until filled
Starting date: negotiable but before 2018
Contact: Submit cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references in a single PDF document to Dr Jason Stockwell à jason.stockwell@uvm.edu


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