[Grad-postdoc-assn] Postdoc positions in Agriculture modeling

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Tue Jan 19 14:05:25 MST 2016

2 Postdoctoral Associate positions in Agricultural Modeling, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
The *Center for Global Change Science* <http://cgcs.mit.edu/> seeks
two (2) *Postdoctoral
Associates* to work with the *Joint Program on the Science and Policy of
Global Change* to expand the agricultural model capabilities of the MIT
Integrated Global System Modeling (IGSM) framework. The postdoctoral
researchers will each participate in the development, implementation,
calibration and evaluation of a crop model within the Global Land System of
the IGSM. One postdoc will focus on crop biogeophysics (e.g., phenology and
evapotranspiration), productivity and water demand, while the other postdoc
will focus on biogeochemistry (i.e. terrestrial carbon and nitrogen
dynamics) with attention to greenhouse gas fluxes from agriculture. These
two postdocs will be expected to work in close collaboration, and to
actively engage with developers of global crop and ecosystem models within
the community-at-large. The postdocs will also work among faculty, research
staff, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students in an
interdisciplinary group that includes climate scientists and economists.
A Ph.D. in agronomy, ecology, plant biology, biometeorology, or related
field; knowledge of crop science; and experience with scientific
programming in Fortran, C, and C++. Expertise in crop simulation modeling
and/or crop model development is particularly desired. In addition,
preference will be given to applicants with expertise in biogeophysical
and/or biogeochemical land models used in coupled Earth-system frameworks.
Interested applicants may contact the MIT Joint Program at
globalchange at mit.edu with questions. Review of applications will continue
until suitable candidates are identified.
The appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension depending
on job performance and availability of funding. Opening announced 1/5/2016.
Apply online at MIT Jobs (http://jobs.mit.edu/), Job #13043
*MIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against
applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.*

Erwan Monier
Principal Research Scientist
Joint Program of the Science and Policy of Global Change
Center for Global Change Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bldg E19-439GA
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Phone: +1 617-715-5429
E-mail: emonier at mit.edu
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