[Grad-postdoc-assn] Postdoc at NASA/JPL

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Tue Dec 8 14:04:06 MST 2015

Postdoc - NASA/JPL Software Development Framework Connecting Models, Remote
Sensing Data, and Field Measurements

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) seeks a recent Ph.D. scientist with
a unique background combining a foundation in Computer Science/Software
Engineering with an application to Earth’s environment, preferably in
terrestrial ecosystems. The position will be part of the Postdoctoral
Scholars Program with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) at
JPL in the Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Group, Earth Science Section.

The work will support an exciting new decadal NASA program called the
Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE; above.nasa.gov). The
Arctic-Boreal Region is being impacted by climate change more than anywhere
else in the world, yet this region is the source of among the largest
uncertainties to global climate projections. NASA has selected a suite of
field-based teams to collect data on the ground linked to airborne and
satellite observations, providing the necessary information to reduce
uncertainty in Earth System Models. This project is unique within the ABoVE
Program in that it aims to synthesize and integrate these data across a
large suite of models to achieve the ultimate goal of uncertainty
reduction. The Postdoctoral Scholar will build the framework for driving
and evaluating terrestrial biosphere models with ABoVE data, evaluate the
improvement to models, and publish science papers on the framework and

Dr. Joshua Fisher of JPL will serve as the primary advisor to the selected
candidate. The Postdoctoral Scholar will also work closely with the project
team at the University of Maine and Northern Arizona University, the NASA
ABoVE Program Office and Science Team, an international group of
collaborating modelers, and JPL scientists and engineers.

Caltech’s Postdoctoral Scholar Program awards positions for a minimum of
one-year, and may be renewed up to a maximum of three years. Candidates who
have received their Ph.D. within the past five years since the date of
their application are eligible. Caltech and JPL are equal
opportunity/affirmative action employees. Women, minorities, veterans, and
disabled persons are encouraged to apply. The position will remain open
until filled, with a desired (but not required) start date of March 2016.
Please send a letter describing how this project fits with your background,
a cv, and a list of references with contact info to: jbfisher at jpl.nasa.gov.

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