The Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University seeks TWO post-doctoral research associates to join a broad-scale data-intensive wetland research project. Come work in a collaborative environment and contribute to development of synthesis, new quantitative methods, and solutions-oriented environmental science. 

The project is funded by the Great Lakes Research Initiative and candidates will work with a treasure trove of data and people from the H2Ohio Wetland Monitoring Program to assess the impact of dozens of wetland restoration projects on nutrient biogeochemistry and pollution. 

Click on the following links to apply to Position 1 and/or Position 2 (detailed position descriptions are below). We request applicants submit a CV and letter of application. If you have questions about either position please email Dr. Lauren Kinsman-Costello directly at Application review will begin on January 16, 2023.

Position Details:
Position 1: Integrated Nutrient Budgeting for Wetlands: What are the key metrics we need to understand how a wetland is working? How often and where do we need to take measurements to build the most complete picture? This project is primarily supervised by Lauren Kinsman-Costello  (, )

Position 2: From Management to Ecosystem Responses: How do we predict what kinds of interventions will work when we make management decisions? Which outcomes are associated with different manipulations? This project is primarily supervised by David Costello (, ) 

Salary: Starting at $50,000+

Required qualifications:
A PhD in Ecology, Data Science, Statistics or a related field (or other related terminal degree, for example: MLIS in data science). Strong history of collaborative scientific work. Supervision experience. Experience with the creation of scientific products. Strong aptitude for programming (R and/or Python).  

Kent State University, located in Kent, OH, is a doctoral-granting public institution that enrolls approximately 40,000 students. Kent State has a vibrant and growing research community and was recently elevated to “R1: Very High Research Activity” by the Carnegie Classification. The Department of Biological Sciences is the largest in the College of Arts and Sciences, with over 80 MS and PhD students, 1200 undergraduate students, and 40 faculty.

Faculty and students in the department participate in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research through the Environmental Science and Design Research Institute (ESDRI), Brain Health Research Institute (BHRI), and Healthy Communities Research Institute (HCRI). The northeast Ohio region offers quick access to many natural areas for research and personal recreation, including the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Holden Arboretum, the “Emerald Necklace” of Cleveland Metroparks, and dozens of county parks.

For a complete description of these positions and to apply online, visit our jobsite at Position 1 and Position 2 Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans

Applications close: February 5, 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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