[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral scientist: Anthropogenic carbon emissions
kevin.r.gurney at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 16:30:17 MDT 2018
School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems
Northern Arizona University
Join an exciting University research team in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona doing cutting-edge research on the carbon cycle and climate change. This postdoctoral position will perform research on quantification and analysis of fossil fuel CO2 emissions at fine space/time scales in the North American domain. Working with the “Vulcan” and “Hestia” emissions data products (vulcan.project.asu.edu; hestia.project.asu.edu), the postdoctoral scientist will expand, improve and extend the emissions data products and analyze the emissions in conjunction with satellite, ground-based monitoring and modeling. The position requires a knowledge combination of carbon biogeochemistry, data mining, and numerical modeling. The position will require collaboration with colleagues at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Institute for Standards and Technology among others.
Candidates must have received a PhD in a field related to position (eg. Informatics, GIS/Geography, Civil Engineering, Ecological/Environmental Sciences) from an accredited college or university. The applicant will be expected to publish peer-reviewed journal articles and effectively communicate with a wide range of physical and social scientists.
Necessary skills: geospatial statistics, codebase management and programming in R, Python. Desired skills: experience with GIS and spatial mapping/analysis, remote sensing, air quality, carbon accounting/footprinting, energy supply/demand analysis, systems engineering.
Given the multidisciplinary nature of the research, a highly self-directed, creative and self-motivated individual is sought. The position is a fulltime appointment with an anticipated start date between 9/1/2018 and 1/1/2019. The appointment will be made initially for one year with possibility of extension for additional years. Salary range is $50,000-$65,000 dependent on experience, with associated University benefits.
Applicants should send a cover letter describing their research experience and interests, a curriculum vita, and arrange for three reference letters sent to: Prof. Kevin Gurney, kevin.gurney at asu.edu.
The initial closing date for receipt of applications is August 20, 2018; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.
A background check is required for employment. Northern Arizona University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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