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[Met-jobs] LBNL Seeks Bio-geochemical Postdoctoral Fellow

From Susan McAllister <>
To Susan McAllister <>
Date Fri, 24 Aug 2012 14:54:08 -0700

On behalf of Dr. Bill Riley, please share this opening:
The Climate Sciences Department of Lawrence Berkeley Lab has an exciting opportunity for a scientist with expertise in development, testing, and application of below- and aboveground biogeochemical models, with focus on high-latitude systems, coupled C and N cycling, and atmospheric feedbacks. The work will be part of the DOE-sponsored Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment-Arctic (NGEE-Arctic), whose ultimate goals include the development of a mechanistic high-latitude land model capable of integration with CESM and improved climate predictive capability. The position offers an excellent environment for working with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team and will require strong motivation and excellent oral and written communication skills. Lawrence Berkley Lab is a renowned center of scientific expertise in many facets of climate-related fundamental and applied science.
The successful candidate will develop, in CLM, mechanistic representations of high-latitude soil biogeochemical processes and interactions between belowground biogeochemistry, vegetation, and hydrology. The model will be tested against extant and new NGEE observations and will require integration with fine-scale reactive transport modeling and development of spatial and temporal scaling approaches. The work will focus on several groups of important high-latitude processes, including: (1) characterization of belowground C and N cycle dynamics; (2) characterization of high-latitude vegetation dynamics; (3) interactions and competition between vegetation and soil microbial processes; (4) dynamics of mosses and organic soil layers; and (5) impacts on the surface energy and GHG budgets due to climate-relevant changes in vegetation, biogeochemistry, and hydrology.
For more information and to apply, please go to:

Susan McAllister, PHR
Sr. Recruiting Consultant
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
One Cyclotron Rd. MS 90P
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510-486-5683  Fax: 510-486-5331

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