[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-Doc in Geospatial Modeling of Wetland Carbon Sequestration

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sun Oct 12 14:25:59 MDT 2014

(review begins Oct 31, open until filled)

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) has an opening for a p=
ostdoctoral fellow to study geospatial analysis of carbon sequestration in =
coastal wetlands across the United States. The fellow will join a team of o=
ver 20 scientists seeking to link field measurements with remotely sensed d=
atasets. The fellow will be an active participant in project planning, data=
 analysis, and scientific publications and must be able to work as part of =
an extended research team. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in ecology or geo=
graphy, peer-reviewed publications, and professional presentations. Desirab=
le skill sets include proficiency with ArcGIS software, geospatial modeling=
, and database management. Ideally, the candidate also will have some under=
standing of process-based biogeochemical modeling and knowledge of wetland =
ecological principles. Skills with ArcGIS automation and R statistical soft=
ware would also be helpful. The position is funded for 2 years beginning in=
 January 2015 as part of a multi-institution, multi-investigator project su=
pported by the NASA Carbon Monitoring System program. The applicant will be=
 advised jointly by scientists at SERC and the U. S. Geological Survey. Sti=
pend $47,500 plus health insurance per year. For best consideration, send l=
etter of application, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unoff=
icial copies are fine), and names of three references (with telephone numbe=
rs and e-mail addresses) to Dr. J. Patrick Megonigal ( megonigalp at si.edu ),=
 SERC, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. Review of applications will b=
egin on 31 Oct and continue until the position is filled. For more informat=
ion on SERC visit http://www.serc.si.edu . EOE.=20
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