[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Associate Position in land surface biogeochemistry at MIT

Gao Xiang xgao304 at mit.edu
Mon Aug 15 17:43:30 MDT 2016

A postdoctoral Associate position in land surface biogeochemistry is 
available in the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global 
Change at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to work on the 
use of Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) products to improve the 
parameterizations of land surface biogeochemical models, improve the 
understanding of key processes and controls underlying the CH_4 and N_2 
O emissions, and assess the fate of key trace gas emissions under 
climate change scenarios and the contributions of individual and 
combined emissions to the climate feedbacks.

The candidate will collaborate with others on the research team. 
Candidates must have a PhD degree in atmospheric sciences, 
biogeochemistry, or a closely related field. Experience in developing 
and running numerical models to investigate the above research topics, 
analyzing large-scale data set, and using computer languages such as 
Fortran is highly desirable. Excellent oral and written communication 
skills are important as the candidate will be expected to contribute to 
peer-reviewed publications and presentation of results at national and 
international conferences. The salary will be competitive and 
commensurate with relevant experience. Interested candidates should 
submit an application including: (1) a statement describing 
qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact 
information for three references. For additional information, please 
write to Dr.Xiang Gao at xgao304 at mit.edu <mailto:xgao304 at mit.edu>.This 
is a fixed-term appointment funded for two years. Closing date of 
application is September 31, 2016. The appointment will start as soon as 

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