[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc: A Prototype Data Assimilation System for the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle
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Tue Sep 19 21:32:44 MDT 2017
Postdoc: A Prototype Data Assimilation System for the Terrestrial Carbon
A post-doctoral position is available in the Ecological Forecasting lab at
Boston University as part of a larger project to develop a terrestrial
carbon cycle data assimilation system, focused initially on North America,
using the PEcAn model informatics system (pecanproject.org). This system
will employ a formal Bayesian model-data fusion between bottom-up
process-based ecosystem models and multiple data sources to estimate key C
pools and fluxes.
Candidate will work with collaborators at Brookhaven to iteratively extend
the PEcAn data assimilation system to ingest a wide range of
remotely-sensed and ground data with the goal of fusing and reconciling
multiple data streams into a continental-extent carbon cycle (pools and
fluxes) data product. They will be responsible for incorporate new scaling
approaches into the data assimilation system itself and extending the
assimilation to work with multiple land surface models. They will
contribute to analyses assessing the impacts of different data sources and
models on carbon pool and flux estimates and uncertainties, with the aim of
improving carbon monitoring, reporting, and verification. Finally, the
candidate will also assist collaborators at NOAA who will be incorporating
the bottom-up assimilation product into the CarbonTracker-Lagrange (CT-L)
inverse modeling framework to help reconcile top-down and bottom-up flux
Minimum qualifications are a doctoral degree in a related environmental
science (ecology, geography, atmospheric science, earth science, etc.)
Experience with R and at least one of the following topics is
required(along with interest in learning the others): Bayesian statistics,
ensemble filtering approaches (e.g. EnKF), ecosystem or land surface
modeling, remote sensing, and ecoinformatics. Salary is commensurate with
experience and qualifications. Three years of funding available.
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, CV, and
contact info for 3 references to Dr. Michael Dietze (dietze at bu.edu).
Boston University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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