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Post Doctoral Associate

Department:

Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR)

Requisition Number:

14122

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Job Summary

The Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research (INSTAAR) is now accepting applications for a Post Doctoral Associate. This position will work with the stakeholders in the State of California and elsewhere to identify how improved snowpack information can improve the efficiency of water management. The applicant will be expected to present research findings at national and international conferences as well as be expected to interface with researchers across the University of Colorado and the California Department of Water Resources.  This activity will be done under the auspices of NASA funded research and as such the applicant must work to synthesize diverse sources of information from interviews, workshops, and stakeholder meetings. 

Who We Are

As the University's oldest institute, INSTAAR (Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research) has a long history of responding to pressing environmental issues. Our traditional focus has been on polar and alpine regions, where effects of global change are especially pronounced. In recent decades, our research has broadened to include environmental challenges that span local, regional, and global scales. Research topics vary widely and include Quaternary and modern environments, human and ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, landscape evolution, hydrology, oceanography, and climate.

INSTAAR’s research activities integrate field studies, state-of- the-art laboratory experiments, sample analysis, and numerical and laboratory modeling. Our field sites are located across all seven continents and the world's oceans. Our expertise across disciplines helps us generate influential science that can inform public and policy decisions and move us toward a more sustainable society. INSTAAR's national and international research leadership is augmented by exceptional strength in graduate education and bringing undergraduates into the research process.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Work with the stakeholders in the State of California and elsewhere to identify how improved snowpack information can improve the efficiency of water management. 
  • Present research findings at national and international conferences as well as be expected to interface with researchers across the University of Colorado and the California Department of Water Resources.  
  • Responsible for writing peer-reviewed publications regarding decision making and water resources management. 
  • Perform analyses related to the role of satellite-based snowpack information in the context of water resources decision making. 

What We Can Offer

Salary will start at $52,000.00 annually. 

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be Curious. Be Informed. Be Boulder.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Proof of Degree: The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree.  
  4. During the application process, you will need to submit contact information for 1 reference for this position and then we will request a confidential letter of recommendation from them. 
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer