From: Mammalian Biology [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of <Matt Hopton>
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 9:45 AM
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Subject: postdoc opportunity
The National Research Council of the National Academies is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research award tenable at the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH. Duration of award is one year, renewable for up to three years maximum. Award includes a competitive stipend, relocation, professional travel, and health insurance.
The postdoctoral research associate will conduct research related to ecological and environmental sustainability along with other researchers in the Sustainable Environments Branch (SEB). SEB uses a multidisciplinary approach, which employs ecologists, economists, engineers, environmental scientists, geographers, and physical scientists, to address sustainability issues in both watershed management and regional environmental management. Additional information about the branch is on our web site (http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/std/seb/index.html).
This research opportunity focuses on reclamation and restoration of land in urban systems and related aspects of quantifying sustainability. It will require collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data in order to assess management decisions of urban areas as they attempt to become more sustainable. The overall objective is to identify and test metrics/indicators that address ecological issues related to sustainability. Qualified candidates will have a strong background in ecology, but their area of expertise is flexible (i.e., mammals, birds, insects, plants, algae, forests, streams, biogeochemical cycles, etc.). There may be additional opportunities to contribute to ongoing research related to sustainability and regional environmental management.
Prospective applicants should visit the NRC Web site at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/RAP/PGA_046584, click on “Search for Research Opportunities,” key in “Thurston” and press the “Click to Search” button. The opportunity is titled “Estimating Ecological Sustainability of Restored Urban Systems.” Inquires about the opportunity should be directed to Dr. Matt Hopton or Dr. Hale Thurston. Dr. Hopton can be contacted at 513-569-7718 (tel) or [log in to unmask] and Dr. Thurston at [log in to unmask] Applicants should begin a dialog with Dr. Hopton as early as possible, before their anticipated application deadline.
Applications must be submitted online directly to the NRC. CVs will not be accepted in lieu of online applications. Application deadline is 1 February. Check Web site for availability of online applications. Questions about the application process can be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (tel) or [log in to unmask]