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[Met-jobs] Postdoc Position at the University of Nevada-Reno (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:46:48 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

I anticipate hiring a postdoctoral collaborator on NASA-funded research
investigating temperature regimes, climate change, and ecological
consequences in complex terrain using remote sensing, sensor networks,
geospatial modeling, and climate modeling. The postdoc will be based in
Professor Thomas Albright’s Laboratory for Conservation Biogeography, in
the Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno (USA).

The research is part of an interacting nexus of NASA and NSF-funded
projects across several campuses (including UW-Madison, U. New Mexico,
and Desert Research Institute) and federal agencies (USFS, USGS, USFWS)
investigating the effects of extreme weather and climate change on avian
physiology, ecology, and conservation. Strong potential also exists to
link to other taxa and ecological, hydrologic, and atmospheric questions
and applications, including the Nevada Climate-Ecohydrological
Assessment Network (NevCAN; <>).

For more information on Professor Albright, LCB, the Department of
Geography, and UNR, see: <>. Reno is a
diverse community on the Eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada with
exceptional recreational opportunities and a reasonable cost of living:

The preferred start date is 15 September 2012; however there is
flexibility in the start date up to January 2013. The position,
featuring competitive salary and benefits, is funded and slated for 2
years, pending strong progress.

Qualifications (required):
•       Ph.D. in geography, ecology, natural resources, engineering, or
•       Strong experience in remote sensing fundamentals, processing, &
•       Computational skills: image processing, GIS, R or similar analysis
environments, elementary (at least) programming and scripting for
•       Knowledge of applied statistics
•       A record of publication and presentation
•       Strong communication skills, enjoyment of collaboration & helping
Qualifications (preferred):
•       Interest/experience in any of: field instrumentation, climatology,
meteorology, surface energy balance, ecology, conservation biology
•       Experience with MODIS, ASTER products and/or thermal remote sensing
•       Knowledge of machine learning, spatial statistics, and/or time
series analysis
•       Experience with GRASS-GIS and ENVI
Applicants who can contribute to and/or effectively work with the diversity
of the UNR community are especially encouraged.

To express interest: send the following to talbright [at]
(subject: “postdoc application”): a) cover letter highlighting your
academic professional background/goals and outlining your research
interests, b) CV, c) contacts for 3 references. Include your last name
in the title of any documents you send. Consideration of interested
applicants will begin 23 July and will continue until the position is
filled. Please e-mail any questions.

Thomas P. Albright
Assistant Professor

Laboratory for Conservation Biogeography
Department of Geography
& Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

University of Nevada, Reno
104A (office)/209 (lab) Mackay Science Hall - Mailstop 0154
Reno, NV 89557-0154 USA

tel: +1 775-784-6673
lab: +1 775-784-6671
fax: +1 775-784-1058


Division of Atmospheric Sciences
Desert Research Institute
Western Regional Climate Center
Reno, NV  89512

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