[ES_JOBS_NET] Es_jobs_net Job Posting: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Geological Postdoctoral Fellow - Climate and Carbon Sciences Program)

Lara Kueppers lkueppers at ucmerced.edu
Wed Apr 22 10:02:24 MDT 2015

Dear all,
We've extended the application deadline for this position. While in an 
ideal world, we'd find a great candidate ready to start this summer, 
we're also willing to wait a bit if necessary to hire the best person 
for the position.

Thanks for circulating to great candidates!

On 4/21/15 7:54 AM, Jennifer Reddell wrote:
> ----------------------------------------
> *Geological Postdoctoral Fellow (Climate and Carbon Sciences Program) 
> - 80687*
> *Organization: ES-Earth Sciences*
> *Position Summary:*
> The Climate and Carbon Sciences Program at Lawrence Berkeley National 
> Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) seeks a creative postdoctoral scientist to 
> improve the next generation of dynamic global vegetation models.
> The primary goal of this project is to advance Earth system model 
> representation of changes in forest distribution and structure with 
> climate change. Science questions of interest include, How will 
> climate change alter the turnover of individual trees and of carbon in 
> forest ecosystems? How sensitive are rates of forest range shifts to 
> interannual and multi-decadal climate variability? How sensitive is 
> forest development to variation in tree recruitment following 
> disturbance?  With what level of detail must forest demographic 
> processes be represented to accurately capture forest responses to 
> climate change at regional scales?
> The postdoctoral fellow will interact closely with field 
> experimentalists and numerical modelers conducting research on tree 
> demography and physiology, demographic modeling, land-atmosphere 
> interactions, and Earth system modeling. The project involves a wide 
> range of activities including (a) synthesis of data from diverse 
> sources, such as permanent plots and field experiments, to create 
> observational benchmarks for land surface models with plant demography 
> schemes (e.g., ED2, CLM(ED)); (b) model sensitivity studies examining 
> dependence of forest distribution and structure on uncertain 
> assumptions; and (c) algorithm development for key processes such as 
> tree recruitment and seed dispersal. The primary regions of interest 
> are Western North America and the moist-wet tropics.
> The successful candidate will join a large, dynamic, and 
> interdisciplinary department that is making climate and ecosystem 
> observations and developing and applying ecosystem, atmospheric 
> process, and climate models. Collaborating principal investigators are 
> Lara Kueppers, Jeff Chambers, Charlie Koven, Nate McDowell (LANL), 
> Rosie Fisher (NCAR) and others. Berkeley Lab is a renowned center of 
> scientific expertise in many facets of climate-related fundamental and 
> applied science. The position starts Summer 2015.
> Applicants are asked to upload a CV, one-page statement of research 
> interests, up to three publications as PDFs, and contact information 
> for three references to the LBNL application portal 
> (http://jobs.lbl.gov/open-positions.html) under position number 80687. 
> *For full consideration, please apply by 5:00 PM (Pacific Time), May 
> 4, 2015.*
> *Required Qualifications:*
> . PhD in ecology, forest science, Earth system science, applied 
> mathematics, or other relevant discipline
> . Strong quantitative foundation in statistics or numerical modeling
> . Demonstrated ability to design, conduct, and publish research 
> related to plant demography or climate-ecosystem interactions
> . Excellent written and oral communication skills
> . Established record of publication and presentation
> . Ability to start Summer 2015
> . Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills necessary for 
> working in a multidisciplinary research team
> . Programming experience
> This is a 1 year term appointment with the possibility of renewal for 
> up to 3 years based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing 
> availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.  Salary for 
> postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
> This position requires completion of a background check.
> *How To Apply*
> Apply directly online at and 
> follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.
> Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All 
> qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without 
> regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age 
> or protected veteran status.
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Lara M. Kueppers
Scientist, Climate and Carbon Sciences Program, Berkeley Lab
and Sierra Nevada Research Institute, UC Merced

One Cyclotron Road, 74-120, Berkeley, CA 94720
510.486.5813 office or 209.579.4466 mobile
lkueppers at ucmerced.edu or lmkueppers at lbl.gov

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