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Multiple Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Positions Vermont EPSCoR

Vermont EPSCoR is recruiting several postdoctoral associates and PhD level graduate students to join our cutting-edge NSF funded research on Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE).  We are initiating a five-year award of large-scale interdisciplinary studies which will determine how the Lake Champlain Basin’s landscape, watershed and lake conditions respond to extreme weather events and will test policy scenarios for enhancing resilience using our comprehensive Integrated Assessment Model (IAM).

Director of Research, Lacawac Sanctuary & Field Station

GLEONsite Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station in the Pocono Lakes region of northeastern Pennsylvania seeks a Director of Research. Review of applications begins March 15, 2016.

Maine Lake Science Center Research Director

The Research Director will work collaboratively with the Executive Director, the Research Center Manager and the Lake Science Advisory Board to build the Center’s innovative research program. This will require bringing the candidate’s existing research to the Center and developing new research projects to advance the mission. The Director will also maintain, strengthen, and expand research partnerships with academic and private researchers, policy makers, and the many user groups that the Center attracts. These relationships are essential to the innovative interdisciplinary research for lake and watershed sustainability. Review of applications will begin on March 16, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

US LTER Data Center Transition Team Lead Computer Scientist

LTER Data Center Transition Team Lead Computer Scientist - Bachelor's degree in computer science or related area. Expertise in network topology of the University of Wisconsin Madison is preferred, including issues relevant to security and network authentication; expertise in multiple computer operating systems, including LINUX, Mac OS, and Windows; a basic understanding of programming languages; demonstrable capacity to learn quickly, work independently, as well as work well within teams. To ensure consideration, application must be received by: MARCH 17, 2016

Postdoctoral research position available in boreal biogeochemistry

This research position is part of the Newfoundland Labrador Boreal Ecosystem Latitudinal Transect (NL-BELT) research network and platform ( and also linked with a new NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant in collaboration with the Canadian Forest Service. Applications will be reviewed and accepted until the position is filled.

Sierra Nevada lakes research REU positions

Alpine lakes REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) positions (two)
Position duration: ten weeks of funding to be used June 1 – September 30, 2016 with possibility of extension.
Location: One position will be based in Sequoia National Park and another position will be based at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab.

Post-doc Research Fellow in Lake Modeling - University of Waikato, NZ

We seek a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow who is experienced in application of models to aquatic systems and who can be part of a team involved in research into lake water quality. The position is based in the Environmental Research Institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Waikato. The duration is two years with opportunity for renewal based on performance. This position will remain open until filled. Preferred start date: March 2016.

Postdoc in Landscape Limnology, Remote Sensing & Biogeochemistry of Lakes

We seek an individual to join an interdisciplinary team in the fields of aquatic biology, environmental engineering, and remote sensing who are developing and applying methods to measure water quality properties of lakes using remote sensing. Inquiries about this position should be directed to Dr. Jacques Finlay ( Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Postdoc in Aquatic Food-web and Ecosystem Modelling, IGB-Berlin

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join us in a collaborative project addressing ecological effects of light pollution on lakes. Review of applications will start shortly and will continue until the position has been filled. However, applications are best received by 20 February 2016 for full consideration.

PhD position in Great Lakes limnology and sensor technologies

Department of Biology/Institute for a Sustainable Environment at Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York

Closing Date: Until Filled
Web Address:

Postdoc positions at University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences

Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program
Application Deadline: February 1, 2016 Start date: May - August 2016 or as negotiated.

First Collaborative European Freshwater Science Project for Young Researchers – call for proposals

The European Federation of Freshwater Sciences (EFFS), of which the FBA is a founding member, has jointly developed a call for proposals for projects from young Freshwater scientists across Europe and the EFFS Award for outstanding scientific and intellectual work in Freshwater Science performed by early career researchers in Europe. Deadlines: 12am (GMT) 31 January 2016

Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Sciences

The interdisciplinary program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences (EES) at the University of Maine (in Orono, Maine) seeks applicants for a 12-month Lecturer position with a July 2016 start date. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2016 and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is found.

NSF Advanced Training Program in Antarctica for Early Career Scientists

This US National Science Foundation sponsored course will be held in Antarctica at Palmer Station (Antarctic Peninsula) in July 2016. The course is designed to train scientists who are interested in the study of extreme environments and the biology of Antarctic organisms. Applications are invited from graduate students currently enrolled in a PhD program and researchers who have an earned Ph.D. within the past five years. This is an international course, open to all nationalities. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 25, 2016.

GLEON PhD position at Uppsala University

PhD-student position in biology/limnology with focus on modelling of the functioning of inland waters for global biogeochemical cycles at the Dept. of Ecology and Genetics/Limnology, Uppsala University, Sweden. The PhD-project will be closely linked to the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions - Innovative Training Network “C-Cascades (Carbon Cascades from Land to Ocean in the Anthropocene)”. Active participation in the network GLEON is required. Accepting applications now until February 8, 2016.

Tenure Track Position in Water Resources Engineering at UC Davis

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Water Resources Engineering. Requirements include a doctoral degree in engineering or a related field and demonstrated success or potential for success in research and teaching. Applications should be submitted by January 15, 2016 to assure full consideration.

Assistant Professor in Limnology, Iowa State University

The Department of Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology (EEOB) seeks a limnologist specializing in the biogeochemistry, eutrophication, food webs, and/or restoration of lakes. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the growth of aquatic sciences at ISU, establishing a major, externally-funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate education, including teaching in aquatic ecology. Full consideration will be given to applications received before January 15, 2016. For more information on this position, please see the full posting at

Full Professor in Aquatic Biogeochemistry, Uppsala, Sweden

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU in Uppsala) has announced a full professorship in “Aquatic Biogeochemistry with focus on Surface Waters in the Agricultural Landscape”. Focus is on biogeochemical and hydrological processes that influence the concentrations, transports, and effects of nutrients and other substances in lakes and water courses, from the scale of headwaters to river mouths, with a focus on the agricultural landscape. Apply by January 20, 2016.

WasserCluster Lunz International PostDoc Fellowship Program

The inter-university research centre for aquatic ecosystems research WasserCluster Lunz (WCL) invites excellent young scientists to apply for the WCL PostDoc Fellowship Program: in biodiversity of plankton communities, biofilm and stream ecosystem research, river floorplain and restoration ecology, and food web ecology & aquatic lipid biochemistry. Click the post to see more details. Please send application materials in English by 21 December 2015.

Postdoc: Detecting Disturbance and Ecosystem Response in Continental Observatory Networks

This is a 2 year project funded through the NSF EAGER-NEON Macrosystems program. We are seeking a creative and innovative postdoctoral researcher to investigate the effectiveness of observation networks in detecting disturbance and ecosystem response over North America. Specifically, we are interested in how disturbance is affecting the net carbon balance of ecosystems and how observation networks, such as NEON, Ameriflux, and NOAA, can be combined to identify how different disturbance mechanisms are altering ecosystem carbon dynamics. Review of applicants will start 15 December 2015.


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