The Biogeochemistry Lab (http://mortazavilab.ua.edu) in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama is recruiting two graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D. level) to join a DOE-funded, multi-disciplinary project investigating the effect of flood disturbances on coupled carbon and nitrogen cycling in inland forested wetlands (https://ess.science.energy.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/ESS-FY22-FOA-2584-Summary.pdf). The position will involve collaboration with biogeochemists, watershed scientists, and hydrologic modelers that include co-PIs Drs. Corianne Tatariw, Nate Jones, and Behzad Mortazavi at the University of Alabama and Drs. James Stegen and Xingyuan Chen at the DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. This research will be conducted at the Tanglewood J. Nicholene Bishop Biological Station, a 570-acre nature reserve and research facility located 30 miles south of Tuscaloosa. Research topics can include, but are not limited to, measuring nitrogen transformations in soil and water, organic carbon characterization, and quantifying carbon in nitrogen transport in surface and groundwater (https://tanglewood.ua.edu).
These positions will be funded by 12-month stipends (teaching and research assistantships) with internal and external opportunities for additional support. Preferred qualifications include previous research experience in the areas of biogeochemistry, soil science, hydrology, and/or freshwater ecology. Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing research interests and goals and a complete CV to mortazavilab[at]gmail.com. Review of applications will begin on 01 September 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.
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