[Grad-postdoc-assn] Postdoc position in Ecosystem Modeling at Iowa State University
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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.
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
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Email: clu at iastate.edu
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