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Postdoctoral Researcher, Aquatic Ecosystem Modeler

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 21st, 2018
Last review date: Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to participate in development of model of aquatic metabolism and associated atmospheric gas exchange that integrates hydrological, hydrodynamic, biogeochemical and ecological characteristics of Amazon floodplains. The model will be based on mechanistic understanding, empirical relations and will be applicable on a regional scale.

Basic Qualification: A Ph.D. that involved development aquatic ecosystem models.

Additional Qualifications: Understanding of biogeochemical, hydrodynamic, hydrologic processes and ecological processes in floodplains, especially those along tropical rivers. Strong written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to write and publish scientific papers. Expertise with Matlab and in developing numerical models in appropriate code. Familiarity with regional environmental datasets generated from remote sensing, measurements and climate analyses. Appointees should have experience working independently, and also collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with Prior postdoctoral experience developing ecosystem models. Field experience in limnology or aquatic ecology.

The initial term of the appointment will be 12 months, with the possibility of subsequent extension based on performance and availability of funding. Anticipated start date April 1, 2019. For primary consideration apply by January 15, 2019. Position is open until filled. To apply, please upload a cover letter, CV, statement of research, two Representative Publications and a minimum of two letters of recommendations to: Email John Melack ( with any questions related to the position.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

UC, Santa Barbara


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Representative Publications - Please provide two publications.

Reference requirements
  • 2-5 letters of reference required