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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Fellow - 79910, LBNL, USA

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 5 Aug 2014 08:48:29 +0000

Geological Postdoctoral Fellow - 79910
Organization: ES-Earth Sciences

The Earth Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has 
an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral scientist who will work with a team 
of scientists studying ecosystem response to warming in Alaska as part of the 
Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE) Arctic 
(http://ngee-arctic.ornl.gov/).  The Postdoctoral scientist will make field 
measurements of CO2 and CH4 fluxes with portable chambers and an eddy 
covariance system across a climate gradient in Alaska.  You will maintain 
instruments, plan measurement campaigns, and integrate observations with data 
on vegetation, energy fluxes, and geophysics. The successful candidate will be 
able to generate high quality data independently and write interesting papers 
of their design on, for example, process-level responses, footprint analysis 
and uncertainty, scaling, or modeling testing and applications. You will be 
responsible for running an eddy-covariance system and archiving data, as well 
as integrating observations collected by the larger team to develop empirical 
assessments and test models.

To be considered, please submit your CV including 1-2 publications, and contact 
information for 3 references must be provided.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Measure trace gas flux with chambers and eddy-covariance towers.
• Analyze data and publish paper on greenhouse gas fluxes from the Arctic.
• Contribute to measurement of albedo and radiation fluxes.
• Conduct field work in Alaska.
• Scale from chamber to tower footprint.
• Synthesize multiple kinds of observations and climate forcings.
• Compare observations to model predictions.
• Assist with improvement and evaluation of models.

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS:
• Recent Ph.D. in ecology, earth sciences, biometeorology or related field.
• Demonstrated record of publishing and presenting at scientific conferences.
• Demonstrated expertise in biogeochemistry and/or biometeorology through field 
work or modeling.
• Demonstrated expertise in working with large data sets.
• Ability to work effectively in a physically demanding job and to work safely 
in remote, harsh environments.

NOTE: This is a 1 year term appointment with the possibility of renewal for up 
to 3 years based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of 
funds, and ongoing operational needs. Salary for post-doctoral positions 
depends on years of experience post-degree. Berkeley Lab understands the 
postdoctoral experience in a research environment is unique. We are committed 
to the growth and development of early career researchers in pursuit of 
becoming next generation scientists and engineers.

This position requires completion of a background check.

How to Apply
Apply directly online at http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=12389 and follow the 
online instructions to complete the application process.

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Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for 
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, 
disability, age or protected veteran status.



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