Postdoctoral Scholar - Critical Zone Scientist

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POST DATE 8/13/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

University of California - Merced Merced, CA

Merced, CA
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Masters Degree



Open August 12th, 2016 through October 11th, 2016


The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California. The University opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

The Sierra Nevada Research Institute is the largest research institute at UC Merced with representation from faculty across the campus. The SNRI is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research position with the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (SSCZO) The successful candidate will use and synthesize existing data collected in and around the SSCZO to better understand the geophysical, geochemical, hydrological, and ecological controls on the development and function of the Critical Zone (CZ).
The ideal candidate will have a strong publication record in fields related to CZ development along with demonstrated experience in linking geospatial, remotely sensed and in-situ datasets of water, nutrient, soil, vegetation, geochemistry, geophysics, and meteorology. Experience in landscape-scale modeling is also an asset.

Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in a relevant area (Earth System Science / Hydrology); well-developed data analysis and/or modeling skills as demonstrated per publication record; and excellent written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

This position will be based at UC Merced, with the option to work with SSCZO investigators at other universities. For further information see or contact any of the SSCZO investigators.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a short research statement and 4) names of at least three professional/academic references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

Review of applications will begin immediately; position will remain open until filled with a final closing date of 9/30/16. Starting dates are negotiable.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales.


Merced, CA




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