[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral position at NCAR in land use modeling
boneill at ucar.edu
Mon Nov 28 14:10:43 MST 2016
Land use modeling postdoctoral position at NCAR
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Application deadline: December 16, 2016
The Integrated Assessment Modeling group at the National Center for
Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, seeks a postdoctoral
researcher in spatial modeling of land use change to develop and apply
models at the US and global scale with a focus on agriculture. Key
functions in this position are to (1) analyze and employ historical land
use and land cover data, including crop-specific changes in agricultural
land use, to calibrate and validate existing statistical models of land use
change; (2) plan and carry out spatial model development on the basis of
evaluation results; and (3) interact with integrated assessment and land
surface modelers (including those employing the NCAR Community Land Model,
CLM) to incorporate land use change in analyses of climate effects on
agriculture, energy, land, and water.
The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary research group at
NCAR that includes both social and natural scientists working on the
climate change issue (see https://www2.cgd.ucar.edu/sections/tss/iam). The
group develops and applies new socio-economic models, and linkages to
climate models, that leverage NCAR’s status as a world-leading climate
The position requires expertise in spatial land use data and modeling at
regional to global scales, especially related to agricultural land use;
experience with spatial statistical approaches to land use modeling; and
proficiency in scientific programming in a suitable language (e.g. R,
Python, Matlab) and familiarity with Fortran. Experience working in a UNIX
environment, and with geographic information systems, is desirable.
This is a full-time two-year term position. For a detailed job description
and instructions on how to apply, see http://goo.gl/oyfhPt.
For more information on the position, contact Brian O’Neill (email:
boneill at ucar.edu).
Climate & Global Dynamics (CGD) Division
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307
email: boneill at ucar.edu
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