[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc: remote sensing of vegetation photosynthesis using solar-induced fluorescence

Xi Yang geoxiyang at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 11:59:36 MST 2016

Dear all,

I am looking for a postdoc working on the remote sensing of vegetation
photosynthesis using solar-induced fluorescence. Please see below. I will
be at AGU to chat if you are interested. Thank you!

*Postdoctoral Research Associate*

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia
(UVA) seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to understand the
environmental and biotic controls of vegetation photosynthesis from
multiple spatial scales. The candidate will be working on leaf to canopy
level measurements of solar-induced fluorescence (SIF) and its linkage to
plant photosynthesis. The Research Associate will be responsible for
developing a mechanistic relationship between SIF and photosynthesis at
both leaf and canopy scale. This position will be designing and conducting
controlled experiments in the University of Virginia greenhouse and will
also be responsible for making canopy SIF measurements at several forested
sites, and analyzing the environmental and biotic controls of the SIF-GPP
relationship. The postdoc will prepare a manuscript, based on the modeling
work, for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The position will work
directly with Xi Yang in the Department of Environmental Sciences.

A Ph.D. in plant physiology, ecology, earth system science, remote sensing,
or a related field is required by appointment start date. Applicants must
have a valid U.S. driver's license by the start date of the position and
have the ability to transfer to a Virginia driver's license within 60 days.
Applicants must be willing and able to conduct physically demanding
fieldwork in all seasons. Knowledge of recent development of SIF and
experience with leaf gas exchange measurements will be preferred. Knowledge
of one or more advanced computer programming languages is required, such as
either Matlab or R. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic,
creative, and highly motivated. Strong skills in verbal and written
communication of scientific results, ability to work both independently and
collaboratively as a member of interdisciplinary teams, and ability to
organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple tasks are required.

The appointment is for one year with the possibility of a renewal for one
additional year, contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. The
anticipated start date will be February 1, 2017.

To apply, complete a Candidate Profile through Jobs at UVa (
https://jobs.virginia.edu) and electronically attach the following: a cover
letter describing research experience, interests, and experience with
interdisciplinary teams; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for
three (3) references; search on posting number 0619862.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2016. However, the position
will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Xi Yang -
xiyang at virginia.edu

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs at UVa should be
directed to: Rachel Short - rbs2n at virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to
making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.


Xi Yang
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences
390 Clark Hall, University of Virginia
291 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA, 22904
Phone: 434-924-8679
xiyang at virginia.edu
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