[ES_JOBS_NET] 2 Postdoctoral Associate positions in Agricultural Modeling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Wed Jan 20 06:08:39 MST 2016

  2 Postdoctoral Associate positions in Agricultural Modeling,
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology


The *Center for Global Change Science* <http://cgcs.mit.edu/> seeks two 
(2) *Postdoctoral Associates* to work with the *Joint Program on the 
Science and Policy of Global Change* to expand the agricultural model 
capabilities of the MIT Integrated Global System Modeling (IGSM) 
framework. The postdoctoral researchers will each participate in the 
development, implementation, calibration and evaluation of a crop model 
within the Global Land System of the IGSM. One postdoc will focus on 
crop biogeophysics (e.g., phenology and evapotranspiration), 
productivity and water demand, while the other postdoc will focus on 
biogeochemistry (i.e. terrestrial carbon and nitrogen dynamics) with 
attention to greenhouse gas fluxes from agriculture. These two postdocs 
will be expected to work in close collaboration, and to actively engage 
with developers of global crop and ecosystem models within the 
community-at-large. The postdocs will also work among faculty, research 
staff, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students in an 
interdisciplinary group that includes climate scientists and economists.


A Ph.D. in agronomy, ecology, plant biology, biometeorology, or related 
field; knowledge of crop science; and experience with scientific 
programming in Fortran, C, and C++. Expertise in crop simulation 
modeling and/or crop model development is particularly desired. In 
addition, preference will be given to applicants with expertise in 
biogeophysical and/or biogeochemical land models used in coupled 
Earth-system frameworks.
Interested applicants may contact the MIT Joint Program at 
globalchange at mit.edu <mailto:globalchange at mit.edu> with questions. 
Review of applications will continue until suitable candidates are 
The appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension 
depending on job performance and availability of funding. Opening 
announced 1/5/2016.
Apply online at MIT Jobs (http://jobs.mit.edu/), Job #13043 
/MIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against 
applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender 
identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability./
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