Post-Doctorate Research Associate

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We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to work on a project that is a joint effort between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Northern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service.

The research will focus on:

  1. Assessing decadal-scale baseline shifts in lake chemistry in northern Wisconsin
  2. Mechanistic experiments to discern effects of changing atmospheric deposition and climatic variability on lake chemistry.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establishment of a productive collaboration with researchers at the Center for Limnology on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, WI (advisor Dr. Emily Stanley); at the Forest Service office and laboratory in Grand Rapids, Minnesota (advisors Dr. Stephen Sebestyen and Dr. Randy Kolka); and at the North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research site in Boulder Junction, WI as well as with resource managers on the Chequamegon-Nicolet and nearby National Forests.
  • Collating existing data for a metadata analysis of lake chemistry on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and surrounding areas.
  • Designing and directing field sampling campaigns for a series of study lakes, completing laboratory analyses on water chemistry samples for major solutes, and data processing.
  • Leading the preparation of publications for peer-reviewed scientific literature.


  • Ph.D. in limnology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, geochemistry, ecology, or related fields prior to appointment and experience with field work in aquatic environments.
  • Experience/interest in use of large data sets is desirable.

This appointment is envisioned to be of two-year duration.

Salary includes standard benefits of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, more information is available at

Deadline for submission of applications is the close of business on Friday 22 March 2013. The position could begin as early as late April/May 2013.

For more information on the position contact both Dr. Stephen Sebestyen ( and Dr. Emily Stanley (

To Apply, email a single pdf file which includes:

  • A letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names of 3 references (with telephone numbers and email addresses)

to Denise Karns,

Expiration Date: 
Fri, 2013-03-15

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