Postdoctoral Research Associate - Buck Lab
University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 Posting Number G/R10315P
Working Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Buck Lab Department VPR-Skidaway Inst Oceanography About the University of Georgia
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About the College/Unit/Department
The University of Georgia's Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO) is a multidisciplinary research institution located on a 700 acre campus on Skidaway Island. The Institute's primary goals are to further understanding of marine and environmental sciences, conduct leading edge research on marine and coastal systems, and train tomorrow's scientists. Our campus is also a host to Georgia Southern University's Applied Coastal Research Lab, NOAA Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, The University of Georgia's Marine Education Center and Aquarium, and The Nature Conservancy.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is home to the R/V Savannah. The R/V Savannah is operated by the Institute and is a member of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet.www.skio.uga.edu
Anticipated Start Date: 01/02/2021
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location of Vacancy: Savannah Area
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Post-Doctoral Associate AD
Perform (NSF grant-funded) research on a collaborative project which seeks to characterize the impacts of epiphytes (the plants that live on other plants) on their surroundings during rain storms. The goals of this project are to assess/compare rainwater uptake, storage, evaporation, and drainage dynamics for three common epiphytes, evaluate ecohydrological traits that underlie epiphyte's water balance and determine their vulnerability to projected climate changes, quantify/compare epiphyte alterations to rainfall solute characteristics, and scale findings to estimate the relative stand- level influence of epiphytes on net rainwater/solute fluxes.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience
Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in Environmental Science or Chemistry, Hydrometeorology, Ecohydrology, Plant Biology, or a related field at the time of appointment.
Experience with chemical research in the natural environment is preferred. Expertise with ion chromatography for the analysis of dissolved compounds is preferred but training will be provided as necessary.
Independently motivated and enthusiastic about research.
Excellent command of the English language (written and verbal) and quantitative analytical skills are essential.