The incumbent will conduct observational studies in a small watershed, and experimental studies quantifying the consequences of long-term warmer summer temperatures and deeper snow on ecosystem carbon cycling and stream water DOC and DON fluxes. The postdoctoral fellow will join a
team that has been conducting observational and long-term experiments in Northwest Greenland since 2003.

Familiarity with field photosynthesis systems, steam water chemistry techniques, data logging systems, and stable isotope techniques will be necessary. The candidate will be expected to be in the field from late May to late August each year, and periodic winter campaigns will be necessary.

Excellent lodging and laboratory facilities are used by the team at the Thule Station for Arctic Research (TSTAR) in Northwest Greenland during the field season. During the academic year, the candidate will be housed in the Ecosystem Laboratory at UAA where the expanded UAA Stable Isotope Facility is located.

The successful applicant will be expected to assist in supervising graduate and undergraduate students and to assist the project's Principle Investigator with project management. A PhD or previous postdoctoral research experience in ecosystem or physiological plant ecology, with a background in tundra ecosystem studies, is desired.

Review of applicants will begin on 1 November 2009 with an anticipated appointment date of 1 February 2010.

Applicants must apply online. For more information, please do an 'Advanced Job Search' for posting number 0056785 at:

If you have questions, please contact Jeff Welker at Jeff will be at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Monday and
Tuesday, August 3 and 4, to answer questions.

Application review begins: 1 November 2009.

For more information, please do an 'Advanced Job Search' for posting number 0056785 at:

Or contact:
Jeff Welker