Two post-docs in Freshwater Ecology (Jefferson Project, NY, USA)

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The Jefferson Project at Lake George ( is hiring two post-docs to conduct research in freshwater ecology. Research topics include invasive species, salinization, eutrophication, algal blooms, and global warming. The post-docs will conduct basic and applied experiments across multiple venues including the lab, land-based mesocosms, and in-lake mesocosms. They will also analyze high-frequency data from our highly advanced network of weather, stream, and lake sensors.

The Jefferson Project is an unprecedented research endeavor devised to study stream, wetland, and lake ecosystems by using Smart-Sensor technologies, leading-edge experiments, and advanced, coupled computer models of the weather, runoff, lake circulation, and food webs. It is a collaboration between Rensselaer, IBM, and the FUND for Lake George. The Jefferson Project is serving as a global model for understanding and protecting freshwater ecosystems.

The post-docs will collaborate with Rensselaer researchers, including experts in Ecology, Evolution, Limnology, Engineering, Big Data, Computer Science, Cognitive Science (AI), and the Arts. They will also collaborate with researchers from the FUND for Lake George and IBM Research, including experts in Meteorology, Hydrology, Cyber-infrastructure, and Data Visualization. Collectively, The Jefferson Project team of researchers focuses on moving from science to solutions, as we build the future of freshwater protection.

Applicants should send (in pdf format) a cover letter, CV, research statement, and a list of 3 references to Rick Relyea ( Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. The desired start date is August or September 2019.


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