University of Hawaii Vacancy: Junior Researcher - Hilo, Hawaii USA, United States

Title:  Junior Researcher

Position Number:  0085482T

Hiring Unit:  Natural Resources and Environmental Management, CTAHR

Location:  Hilo, HI

Closing Date:  Continuous - application review begins August 01, 2014

Monthly Type:  11 Month

Tenure Track:  Non Tenure

Full Time, Temporary

Other Conditions:  To begin approximately September 2014, renewal dependent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Overall duties are to lead the design and implementation of a research project in the South East Asia region on greenhouse gas emissions from intact and degraded mangrove forests.
  2. Responsible for training professionals, land managers, and policymakers on protocols used to quantify carbon stocks and greenhouse gas emissions from mangroves.
  3. Quantify greenhouse emissions and carbon stock accumulations in intact, degraded, and restored mangrove forests.
  4. Work with partners and stakeholders to implement applied, collaborative research funded by external grants.
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Ph.D. in an academic field emphasizing wetland biogeochemistry, ecology, natural resources, wetland management, or a related area from a college or university of recognized standing. ABD candidates may be considered, but all degree requirements must be completed at the time of hire.
  2. At least one (1) year of research experience in wetland science and management.
  3. At least two (2) years work experience in the South East Asia region.
  4. Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Desirable Qualifications:
  1. Experience in the use of greenhouse gas analyzers to quantify greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, CH4) from vegetated wetland ecosystems; tropical wetland soil processes; and research in tropical or subtropical wetland ecosystems.
  2. Ability to work in multidisciplinary, collaborative environments.
  3. Record of successful grant preparation and administration.
  4. Record of publication of scientific research in high quality, peer-reviewed journals.
To Apply:
Submit the following to the address listed below: 1) Cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications and include a statement of research interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3 ) names and contact information for at least three professional references, 4) official transcripts (copies accepted, however official transcripts will be required upon hire), and 5) 1-3 relevant publications. Email applications (preferred) as a single PDF with "Mangrove Ecologist Application" in the subject line.

Dr. Creighton Litton
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
1910 East West Road, Sherman 101
Honolu, HI 96822

Dr. Creighton Litton; 808-956-6004;