[Grad-postdoc-assn] Postdoc position in Ecosystem Modeling at Iowa State University

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Mon Dec 7 09:56:13 MST 2015

A Postdoctoral Fellow position in ecosystem modeling, regional and global
ecology is available in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and
Organismal Biology at Iowa State University.

This position provides great opportunities to apply macrosystems approach
and process-based terrestrial biosphere modeling to quantify and predict
ecosystem patterns and processes (e.g., land-atmosphere exchange of
greenhouse gases, land-to-ocean mass flow, biogeochemical and hydrological
cycling) in response to human and natural disturbances at multiple spatial
and temporal scales.


   - A Ph.D. degree from an accredited institution in Ecosystem Ecology,
   Biogeochemistry, Ecohydrology, Atmospheric Science, Agriculture, Forestry,
   or related fields with knowledge of terrestrial ecosystem modeling is
   - Preference will be given to candidates with experience and background
   on biogeochemistry/ecosystem modeling, remote sensing and GIS, geospatial
   analysis, and computer programming (prefer C or C++).
   - Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, record of
   research publications in refereed journals of high quality, and a
   demonstrated ability to function well within multidisciplinary teams are
   - The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet
   eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the date
   appointment is scheduled to begin and must be able to communicate in


   - The successful candidate will participate in an interdisciplinary
   research team to investigate the natural and anthropogenic impacts on
   ecosystem structure and functions by using integrated and computational
   - The individual is expected to independently develop and implement the
   spatially-explicit process-based land ecosystem model for examining the
   impacts of climate change, land use and management practices on terrestrial
   ecosystems at regional and global scales.
   - The specific duties include large-scale data development, model
   improvement, simulation, model evaluation, uncertainty analysis, manuscript
   preparation etc. This individual will be encouraged to pursue new research
   direction (e.g., participate in development of research proposals), and
   will help manage the lab and interact with graduate and undergraduate

Offer: Salary commensurate with training and research experience, mentoring
by and collaboration with senior research personnel from a
multidisciplinary team, office space and computer facilities, and coverage
of research and related travel expenses.

Application Procedures

 Applications should include a cover letter explaining your research
interests and accomplishments, and your qualifications for the position; a
curriculum vita; and names and contact information (including email
addresses) for three professional references.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please don't hesitate to contact Dr. Chaoqun Lu,
e-mail: *clu at iastate.edu <clu at iastate.edu>*


Chaoqun (Crystal) Lu

Assistant Professor

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology

Iowa State University

Ames, IA 50011

Email: clu at iastate.edu

Website: http://clu.public.iastate.edu
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