The University of California at Santa Barbara and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service are recruiting for a post-
doctoral research position in hydrology and stream /soil chemistry. The appointment supports long-term
research at the Kings River Experimental Watersheds (KREW) project in the Sierra Nevada, California.
The position will be located at the Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station office in Fresno.
The KREW project is quantifying the variability in physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of 10
headwater streams and their watersheds and evaluating effects from forest restoration activities, tree
thinning and prescribed fire. The KREW hosts NSF’s Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory and is part
of NSF’s National Ecological Observatory Network.
The posting can be found here, at University of California, Santa Barbara under MSII POST.
Applicants should have academic training and experience in stream hydrology; training in
biogeochemistry is also highly desirable. The position requires: (1) knowledge and skill in quantitative
analyses of hydrologic, atmospheric and climatic data; database management; and quality assurance/
quality control, (2) knowledge and skill in streamflow, atmospheric and climate measurement
equipment and techniques; and (3) participating in interdisciplinary, team-oriented research. Applicants
should have a demonstrated ability to independently conduct field investigations, utilize large data
sets, and write for scientific publication. Funding is available for two years. Working collaboratively
with the project PI, Dr. Carolyn Hunsaker; students; and staff in both the Forest Service and University
of California Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab (Drs. David Herbst and Scott Cooper), the successful
candidate will lead research activities that generate the submission of two or more peer-reviewed
publications each year. Strenuous field work is required, including difficult winter conditions.
See associated links for additional information.