September 2013
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[Met-jobs] PhD Positions at the University of Delaware (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Wed, 25 Sep 2013 09:08:52 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Two interdisciplinary PhD positions available at the University of
Delaware to study climate and landscape controls on soil, water, and
gaseous fluxes of carbon and nitrogen

Two positions are available on a new and exciting USDA-funded project
that explores how catchment topography and extreme weather events
influence the solid, aqueous, and gas phase of C and N in soils and
wetlands. We will combine state-of-the-art instrumentation for field
measurements, a climate-change experiment, and conceptual and
mathematical modeling to evaluate these responses.

For the first position the student will establish a climate-change
experiment in order to collect continuously (hourly resolution) a full
range of greenhouse gas (CH_4 , CO_2 , H_2 O, N_2 O, and NH_3 ) fluxes
from soils and study the solid and aqueous phases of C and N compounds
in a temperate wetland. The candidate should have strong analytical and
quantitative skills, experience in handling large data sets, proven
skills in data processing and statistics (e.g., MATLAB, R), and
experience with dataloggers and field instrumentation.

In the second position the student will explore how catchment topography
and hydrology combine to influence the spatio-temporal patterns of C and
N in soil, water, and gas phases. Landscape topography will be
characterized using GIS whereas soil and water C will be analyzed using
novel, rapid, spectrofluorometric techniques. The candidate should have
a strong background in hydrology and biogeochemistry, knowledge of C and
N cycles, and experience with field sampling.

Both of these students will be recruited through the exciting,
interdisciplinary graduate program in Water Science and Policy
<>) and will co-advised by Drs.
Rodrigo Vargas and Shreeram Inamdar.

The positions are for 36 months with a starting date of February 1^st
2014, and will remain open until filled with review of applications and
interviews starting on November 1st. Outstanding UD student benefits
include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; access to UD
recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Applications and inquiries should be sent to Rodrigo Vargas
(rvargas@udel.ed <mailto:rvargas@udel.ed>u) and Shreeram Inamdar
(<> <>).
Applications should include (1) a detailed curriculum vitae, (2)
statement on research interests and previous experience, (3) GPA and GRE
scores, and (4) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of
at least two references.

Please include in the headline of the email: PhD application for USDA grant

For more information visit our websites!

Rodrigo Vargas: <>

Shreeram Inamdar: <>

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