Positions with MSP Urban LTER

postdoctoral scientist: Human & climatic impacts on the watersheds and lakes

The Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) Urban Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join our research team. This 2-year position will focus on the human and climatic impacts on the watersheds and lakes in the greater MSP area. 

Research activities will be tailored to individual interest, and may include the following: (i) lead the synthesis of extensive datasets for lakes and streams, including their hydrological responses and water quality, (ii) analyze these data to advance lake and watershed responses to changes in climate and management (e.g., in terms of green infrastructure implementation), (iii) develop stormwater, lake, and/or hydrological models for scenario testing.

Interested candidates can send inquiries to Dr. Xue Feng at [email protected] or Dr. Jacques Finlay at [email protected], or find more details and apply directly at https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/347312 (Job ID: 347312). Applications received before May 1, 2022 will receive full consideration. 

Summer 2022 positions with the MSP Urban LTER.

Undergraduate Research Assistant (Part-time $15.00/hour)

Where: St. Paul Campus and remote

Minneapolis skyline and beehive boxes

Available immediately: 2-3 positions for undergraduate students to work on survey research data analysis and document review for two projects: 1) urban vegetation/low-input turf with homeowners and communities; 2) national level beekeeper project. Positions are for Spring semester (15 hrs./wk.) and Summer (20-40 hrs./wk.) or UROP research opportunities could develop from these research projects as well. Students will be interacting with our research teams USDA SCRI and MSP LTER. Students will be trained in the specific survey analysis statistics and Atlas ordinance coding. Students will gain experience managing and analyzing data. In addition, and if interested, students could discuss use of the data sets to develop their own research proposal and questions for a UROP proposal or publication.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be an undergraduate student, preferred environmental science and policy coursework.
  • At least one to two statistics courses required, qualitative data analysis preferred.
  • Ability to focus on detail and work well with a team

To Apply: Submit a resume, unofficial transcript, and at least 2 professional/academic references to Dr. Kristen C. Nelson, [email protected]. We will fill positions immediately.