Panama: Postdoctoral Research Position for Hydrologist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

The Center for Tropical Forest Science at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama invites applications for a 2-year post-doctoral position with the possibility to renew and a start date of Sep 1, 2007. The minimum salary will be US$ 40k.
Requirements: Ph.D. in spatial analysis applied to soils or hydrology, hands-on programming skills, fluency in English and Spanish.

Desired qualifications: Experience with designing and implementing sampling strategies for monitoring spatial data, with relating spatial patterns of soilscape variables to runoff generation processes, and with upscaling issues; familiarity with the basics of hydrological modelling and field work under trying conditions.

Responsibilities: Design and implement sampling strategies to monitor changes in soil permeability and throughfall due to reforestation at the watershed level; make innovative contributions to methodology for upscaling and to the development of hydrological scenarios under land-use change at larger scales; liaise with an interdisciplinary team, a project manager and technicians; write proposals and papers.

Application: please send an electronic copy of your current curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and goals, names and contact information of three references, and reprints to Helmut Elsenbeer (ElsenbeerH[ at ]

Review of applications will begin July 15, 2007, and continue until the position is filled.

Via: Official Announcement.