[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Scholar – Terrestrial Biogeochemical Modeling

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed May 4 22:44:24 MDT 2016

Postdoctoral Scholar – Terrestrial Biogeochemical Modeling – Department of
Environmental Science, Policy & Management

Recruitment Period
*Open date: *May 4th, 2016
*Next review date: *May 19th, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
*Final date: *June 3rd, 2016
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those
received after the review date will only be considered if the position has
not yet been filled.

This postdoctoral researcher position is for a scientist with expertise in
analyzing agricultural systems, terrestrial biogeochemical processes, plant
dynamics, and interactions with climate. The successful candidate will
focus on California agriculture and challenges associated with climate
change, and will be part of a large, multi-institution, and
multi-disciplinary project. The position calls for expertise in numerical
methods for land-surface modeling; uncertainty quantification; parameter
estimation; and microbial, abiotic, and plant processes and interactions.
The position offers an excellent environment for working with a highly
skilled interdisciplinary team and will require strong motivation and
excellent oral and written communication skills. U.C. Berkeley and Lawrence
Berkley National Laboratory are renowned centers of scientific expertise in
many facets of fundamental and applied science in terrestrial processes.
The postdoctoral researcher will also have opportunities to collaborate
with researchers across our multi-institution project.

The successful candidate may focus on several groups of
agriculture-relevant processes, including coupled hydrological and
biogeochemical dynamics, nutrient and carbon interactions, plant and
microbe interactions, and management. We are also interested in developing
methods to evaluate, against observations, process-level and emergent model
responses, and in developing model benchmarking approaches.

Candidates must have completed all degree requirements except the
dissertation or be enrolled in an
accredited PhD or equivalent degree program in environmental or
agricultural science, mathematics, biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology or
related field at the time of application.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in environmental or
agricultural science, mathematics,
biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology or related field by appointment start

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated interest and expertise
in one or more of the
following areas: (1) understanding and use of state-of-the-art land-surface
biogeochemical and agricultural models; (2) ability to develop
representations of complex inter-related terrestrial ecosystem processes
suitable for plot- to regional-scale models; (3) understanding of methods
to benchmark land models against a diverse range of observations; (4) oral
and written presentation of results; and (5) ability to work in an
integrated team environment.

The anticipated start date for this appointment is June 1st 2016. The
initial appointment is for 12 months, with renewal based on performance and
funding. This is a full-time appointment.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on
UC Berkeley Postdoc
salary scale. The annual salary range for this position is $43,692 to
$51,120. Generous benefits are included (http://vspa.berkeley.edu/postdocs)

Visit: (https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01047)

Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter describing
their research experience, along with a current CV and the names and
contact information of three references. Letters of references may be
requested for finalists. It is optional to include a statement addressing
past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research,
teaching, and/or service.

This position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Maria P. Arañas at
aranas4 at berkeley.edu.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California
policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including
when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career
center) to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality (
http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected
veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination
and affirmative action policy see:

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity
and equal opportunity in higher education through their research or

The University of California, Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as
well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as
they balance work and family.
Job Location
Berkeley, CA
Requirements Documents


   Curriculum Vitae - Current CV

   Cover Letter - 1-2 page cover letter describing their research experience

   Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past
   and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching,
   and/or service. (Optional)

3 references required (contact information only)
How to apply

   1. Create an ApplicantID
   2. Provide required information and documents
   3. If any, provide required reference information
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