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Post Doctoral Fellow - Department of Biology, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

West Virginia University
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The Department of Biology in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University is currently accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

About the Opportunity

This position will conduct research as part of an NSF-funded project centered around quantifying the impacts of the North American 'megadrought' on carbon-water cycling. The postdoc will contribute to this effort by synthesizing data from large soil moisture and flux tower networks, tree-ring chronologies, remote sensing products, and model output. We invite applications from candidates with strong analytical skills, proficiency in managing large datasets, and a background in environmental science, ecology, or related disciplines. 

At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs:

  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • Paid Time off (PTO)
  • 403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC)
  • A range of health insurance and other benefits
  • Dependent Education Scholarship
  • WVU Perks

What You'll Do

  • Conduct data analysis, harmonization, and synthesis.
  • Write manuscripts.
  • Present research at conferences/workshops and participate in outreach activities.
  • A PhD in environmental sciences/informatics, geosciences, hydrology, ecology, or a similar field is required for qualify for this position.
  • Experience working with data from eddy covariance towers, tree-rings, and/or remote sensing
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • Skills in large dataset analysis, especially spatial data
  • Demonstrated training and/or publication in the fields of eco-physiology, ecosystem ecology, and/or hydrology.


  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Letter of interest.
  • The names and contact information of three professional references. 
About Research Corporation 

The WVURC was created as a not-for-profit corporation in 1985 to support research (R1) at West Virginia University.  We provide evaluation, development, patenting, management, and marketing services for inventions of the faculty, staff and students of the University.

The WVURC receives and administers funds awarded by external agencies for research and other activities and is responsible for helping protect intellectual property through patents, copyrights and licensing agreements for start-up companies based on University research.

West Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity among its employees and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Posting: Mar 26, 2024
Posting Classification: Research Corporation
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Schedule: Full-time
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