AmeriFlux Postdoctoral Researcher

Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystems Division in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) has an opening for a Postdoctoral scholar in the AmeriFlux Management Project (AMP).

 

Date posted

Feb. 24, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

Mar. 24, 2021 12:00 am

Organization

Berkeley Lab (LBNL)

Location

  • United States

Job description

AmeriFlux Postdoctoral Researcher

Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystems Division in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) has an opening for a Postdoctoral scholar in the AmeriFlux Management Project (AMP). The postdoc will lead and conduct collaborative research on water fluxes using AmeriFlux data, and will play a key role in the theme for network action on water fluxes (the Year of Water Fluxes).  Possible directions of research include evapotranspiration synthesis; coupled carbon and water fluxes; validation and/or synthesis of flux and remote sensing observations; model-data integration; and application of machine learning or artificial intelligence. The postdoc will work most closely with Dennis Baldocchi (UC Berkeley) and Margaret Torn. 

What You Will Do: 

  • Co-lead AmeriFlux theme Year for Water Fluxes activities, including planning workshops and interacting with scientists and stakeholders from participating communities. 
  • Lead and conduct collaborative research related to water fluxes using AmeriFlux data
  • Help lay the groundwork for the next theme year on remote sensing 
  • Participate in AMP and AmeriFlux meetings and workshops
  • Submit manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals.
  • Participation in LBLs safety culture
  • Commitment to LBL’s values of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability

What is Required:

  • A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in biogeochemistry, ecohydrology, environmental engineering, biometeorology, Earth sciences or related field is required before starting position
  • Demonstrated quantitative and computational skills
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills
  • Domain knowledge in a relevant field such as ecology, ecosystem science, ecohydrology, or land-atmosphere interactions.
  • Strong interest in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the AmeriFlux community
  • Demonstrated ability to publish research in relevant journals
  • An ability to work independently and in an integrated team environment
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience with remote sensing techniques
  • Proficient coding skills in at least one of R, Matlab, Python, Fortran
  • Numerical skills
  • Knowledge of ecophysiology and plant biochemistry

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