[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellow in Tropical Forest Carbon Allocation
ckoven at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 12:58:22 MST 2017
Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystems Division has an opening for a Tropical Forest Carbon Allocation Postdoctoral Fellow. The NGEE-Tropics project at Berkeley Lab is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to combine observational synthesis, ecological theory, and numerical model development to explore the roles of tree carbon allocation strategies in governing the responses of tropical forests to climate change, increased CO2, and disturbance. The project involves model development, testing models against observations, and evaluation of different representations of allocation dynamics in a demographic vegetation model used in the CESM and ACME Earth system models.
What You Will Do:
• Focus on the strategies of carbon allocation by trees and their relation to plant traits, life history strategies, and plant competition.
• Develop theories for plant allocation across a range of model complexity from first-principle theories to representation within fully-coupled Earth system models.
• Develop strategies to test allocation models against observations across gradients of moisture, succession, and nutrients within tropical forests.
• Statistical analyses of forest inventory data, allometric data, and carbon flux data.
• Explore the implications of alternate allocation strategies on carbon dynamics, plant competition, and plant trait distributions under scenarios of climate change, CO2 concentration and land use.
What Is Required:
• PhD in relevant field (e.g., climate science, ecology, plant physiology, forestry).
• Proficient coding skills in, at a minimum, data analysis languages (Python, R, matlab, etc), and ideally, in compiled languages such as Fortran.
• Knowledge of and interest in carbon cycle and ecological science concepts.
• Experience with analysis of both observational and model-derived datasets.
• Ability to understand and use state-of-the-art land-surface biogeochemical models.
• Evidence of ability to publish research results in peer-reviewed journals.
• Ability and desire to work within an integrated, multi-institution team whose activities span from field research to Earth system model development.
• We particularly encourage applicants with field experience or other backgrounds working in tropical forests.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on March 9, 2017.
• This is a full time, 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
• Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
• This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
• Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
• This position is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
• Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab 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. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
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Feel free to contact Charlie Koven, cdkoven at lbl.gov with any questions.
How To Apply
Apply directly online at https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=83108 and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab 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. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4 (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/EO13665_PrescribedNondiscriminationPostingLanguage_JRFQA508c.pdf). Click here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) to view the poster: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law”.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
cdkoven at lbl.gov
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