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Assistant Research Scientist in Estuarine Biogeochemical Modeling

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Location : University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, Maryland, USA

Salary : Competitive salary, benefits

End Date : Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Anticipated start date is May-July 2016, with flexibility.

Applications are invited for an Assistant Research Scientist (i.e., a postdoctoral scholar) now available in the Ecosystem Studies Group at the UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in Solomons, Maryland (http://www.umces.edu/cbl). This position will focus on developing and implementing numerical models to support the understanding of estuarine biogeochemical processes, including nutrient cycling, oxygen depletion, and phytoplankton dynamics, as they respond to changes in external inputs of freshwater, nutrients, and organic matter. This effort will include the development of a model for carbonate chemistry to quantify the interactions of fossil acidification and eutrophication in Chesapeake Bay. We seek highly motivated applicants with demonstrated problem-solving and quantitative skills.

This position will include participation in multiple large, inter-disciplinary projects aimed at understanding the interactions of multiple external drivers in driving short- and long-term changes in estuarine biogeochemistry. Specifically, the successful applicant will enhance an existing hydrodynamic-biogeochemical model in Chesapeake Bay. Experience with FORTRAN and Matlab programming is essential and strong writing and communication skills are recommended.

Salary and benefits will depend on academic background and job experience. Electronic applications (including a full CV, description of past experiences, and names and addresses of three references) should be sent topersonnel@cbl.umces.edu with, Reference : Post-Doc-Testa in the subject line. For more information regarding this position, applicants can contact Dr. Jeremy Testa.

Applications received by March 4, 2016 will receive full consideration.