Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Central Michigan University

Mt. Pleasant, MI

ID: 7070949
Posted: October 13, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
Full-time 12 month appointment. The position is renewable contingent upon additional grant funding. The initial appointment will be for one year with continuation for the consecutive years based upon a satisfactory performance review after the initial year and continued grant funding. The successful candidate will analyze large datasets and subsequently write manuscripts while assisting in project coordination. Responsibilities include organizing and analyzing data collected under the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring initiative funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency; working with principal investigators to write peer-reviewed manuscripts relevant to coastal wetland ecology, monitoring and management; and assisting in the coordination of the project.

Required Qualifications
An earned Ph.D. granted within the past three years. Knowledge of statistical analyses of large multivariate datasets. A strong ecological background.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in an area of Great Lakes Research including tributaries and associated habitats (e.g. wetlands). Project management and interpersonal skills.

Message to Applicants
You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position.

About the Department
The College of Science and Engineering includes eight academic departments which offer 42 academic major programs at the undergraduate level and 13 graduate programs. The programs are housed in 5 main campus buildings, including the new Biosciences Building which opened in the Fall of 2016.
In 2010, Central Michigan University was awarded a $10 million grant to implement a basin-wide Great Lakes coastal wetland monitoring program. The project was in support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Great Lakes Water Quality Act and was funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Extensive data on all components of the ecosystems, including plants, invertebrates, fish, amphibians and birds, with accompanying physical/chemical data, were collected over a five-year period. CMU received an additional $10 million in 2015 to continue the work for an additional five years. These data are intended to aid protection and restoration efforts across the entire Great Lakes basin. To learn more about the department, visit the departmental website.


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