Ecology Postdoctoral Scholar

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Postdoctoral Fellow
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CE-Climate & Ecosystems
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Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystems Division has an opening for an Ecology Postdoctoral Scholar. You will focus on using remote sensing, eddy-covariance and/or land surface models to improve our understanding of local to global carbon cycling. The project will merge top-down and bottom-up approaches to assess the impact of climate drivers on global photosynthesis and respiration. This position is funded under a recent NASA award, and the researcher will work closely with collaborators at JPL and Stanford.


Please contact Dr. Trevor F. Keenan (trevorkeenan@lbl.gov) with any questions regarding the position or application process.

What You Will Do:

  • Assess temporal and spatial controls of large-scale vegetation dynamics, with a particular focus on responses to temperature and water and emerging results from CMIP6.

  • Develop of eddy covariance (EC) flux partitioning and machine learning methods.

  • Synthese of controls of long-term dynamics evident in eddy-covariance, remote sensing and vegetation models.

  • Analyze and quantify the implications of recently updated knowledge for interactions between the atmosphere and terrestrial biosphere will be important components of the research.

  • Apply quantitative analytical methods to large datasets.

  • Formulate and test hypotheses.

  • Critical appraisal of ecological and physiological theory.

  • Develop and test land surface models.

  • Present results at scientific meetings.

  • Publish results in scientific journals.

  • Work as part of a multi-institutional team.

  • Follow EESA and Lab safety guidelines and complete required trainings on time.

What Is Required:

  • Recent Ph.D. in ecology, environmental science, or a related field (Preferably less than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience).

  • Proficient coding skills in at least one of: R, Matlab, Python, Fortran.

  • Knowledge of ecophysiology and plant biochemistry.

  • Experience working with large data sets.

  • Strong motivation and excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong quantitative and critical thinking skills numerical and analytical skills.

  • Familiarity with the processes governing the global terrestrial carbon cycle.

  • Demonstrated ability to publish results in relevant journals.

  • Ability to work in an integrated team environment.

  • Collaboration with researchers at both national and international institutes.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes:

  • This is a full time, 2 years, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


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