The UMass Amherst Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and The Ecosystem Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory are seeking post-docs to advance our understanding of the impacts climate change will have on natural systems.
1) Postdoctoral Research Associate, UMass Amherst
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates to work in the areas of in hydro-climatology, surface water hydrology, climate science, and the evaluation of climate change impacts in the Northeast Climate Science Center and/or the CEE Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The selected researcher(s) will join an active group of faculty, post-docs and graduate students engaged in research projects funded by the Department of Interior, NOAA, and the Nature Conservancy. He/she will be engaged in one or more areas, including the development of surface water hydrology models, assessments and interpretations of global and regional climate models applied to the Northeastern and Midwestern region of the US, engagement with natural resource stakeholders in defining climate-related research topics, and using structured decision making approaches to address climate change.
2) Postdoctoral Scientist, Ecosystems Center
A full-time year round Postdoctoral Scientist position is available at The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory. Duties include participating in the Northeast Climate Science Center as a research fellow and in a project to assess the impacts of climate change on the resilience of coastal marine fishes, with a focus on anadromous herring. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in the project, which may include analysis of historical fish abundances and a field assessments of population dynamics, including PIT tagging, otolith analysis and population dynamics associated with climate. Review of applications will begin 15 December 2016, and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Preferred start date is January 2017.