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Postdoctoral Position in Soil Biogeochemistry
Durham, New Hampshire, USA
University of New Hampshire
  • Postdoctoral Researcher

Seeking postdoctoral researcher for a two-year position on the UNH Frost Sensing (FroSen) Project which aims to understand the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of soil frost and to examine how changing soil frost conditions affect ecosystem processes such as soil carbon and nutrient retention. This position will focus specifically on monitoring soil respiration continuously during winter as freeze-thaw occurs and to quantify both soil carbon and nitrogen retention during winter and the ensuing growing season to provide unique insights into how soil frost and freeze-thaw cycles affect these ecological processes.

The candidate, who will be co-mentored by Drs. Alix Contosta (project PI) and Serita Frey, is expected to have strong interests and experience in soil biogeochemistry, with expertise in soil respiration and nitrogen cycling measurements being desirable. The candidate will be expected to work independently, but also cooperatively with other members of the FroSen team. A Ph.D. degree in ecology, ecosystem science, natural resources, soil science, or related field, along with relevant research experience is required. The target start date is Sept 1, 2023, though an earlier start date is possible. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply please send the following items in a single PDF file to Serita Frey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.): letter of interest/experience, CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references.


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