[ES_JOBS_NET] Michigan State Postdoc in Carbon Cycle Science

Kyla Dahlin kdahlin at msu.edu
Wed Feb 1 09:14:10 MST 2017

*Michigan State University postdoc opportunity in carbon cycle science*

The Michigan State University Department of Geography, Environment, and
Spatial Sciences and Center for Global Change and Earth Observation (CGCEO)
are pleased to announce a postdoctoral position in Socioecological carbon
production in managed agricultural-forest landscapes.

Successful candidates will possess and demonstrate relevant interest and
skills in one or more of the following topics: (1) Bottom-up scaling of
landscape C fluxes from eddy covariance measurements; (2) Top-down
estimates of C fluxes from a land surface model (the Community Land Model);
(3) land cover remote sensing across multiple sensors; (4) socioecological
analysis of managed landscapes including life cycle analysis and structural
equation modeling.

Successful applicants will play a significant role in research funded by
the NASA Carbon Cycle Science program. This work focuses on understanding
the quantitative contributions of land cover change, specific management
practices, and climate changes to the social and physical C fluxes of
managed ecosystems, with an initial focus on the Kalamazoo River watershed
in Michigan. Strong candidates will have experience with collaborative
interdisciplinary work.

If you have questions about these positions please contact Dr. Jiquan Chen (
jqchen at msu.edu) and/or Dr. Kyla Dahlin (kdahlin at msu.edu). For more
information about our groups check out the LEES Lab (
http://lees.geo.msu.edu/) and the ERSAM Lab (http://www.msu.edu/~kdahlin)

Successful applicants will be expected to participate in frequent group
project meetings and weekly one-on-one work progress meetings with Dr. Chen
and/or Dr. Dahlin. The submission of at least one first authored paper
addressing or strongly synergistic with core project objectives per year of
the postdoc and participation in additional multi-author publications is
expected. Reappointment for as many as two years may be possible subject to
performance and funding availability. The successful candidate is required
to have a PhD in environmental science, geoscience, geographic information
science, urban planning, ecology, or a related field. Candidate must be
capable of performing field surveys in rough outdoor terrain, capable of
lifting up to 50 lbs., and climbing ladders. Safety training will be
provided if necessary. Valid driver's license.

Submit materials to jobs.msu.edu (#4841 –
https://jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69850), consideration
will begin on March 31, 2017. The application should be uploaded as a
single PDF with a (i) one to two-page cover letter and statement of career
objectives and research synergies with C cycle science in managed
landscapes; (ii) a full current CV; (iii) the names, positions, and contact
information for three reference writers; and (iv) one published or
submitted manuscript with primary authorship by the applicant.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer. The Department of Geography,
Environment, and Spatial Sciences, the CGCEO, the LEES Lab and the ERSAM
Lab are all committed to promoting diversity in research.

*Dr. Kyla M. Dahlin*
Assistant Professor
Michigan State University
Department of Geography, Environment, & Spatial Sciences
Program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, & Behavior
673 Auditorium Road Rm 122
East Lansing, MI 48824
*tel*: 517.353.9739
*email*: kdahlin at msu.edu
*web*: www.msu.edu/~kdahlin
*twitter*: @bristleweed
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