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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Position at NCAR (USA)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:18:20 +0000

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Position Announcement

Land use modeling postdoctoral position at NCAR
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, Colorado

Application deadline: December 16, 2016

The Integrated Assessment Modeling group at the National Center for Atmospheric 
Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, seeks a postdoctoral researcher in 
spatial modeling of land use change to develop and apply models at the US and 
global scale with a focus on agriculture. Key functions in this position are to 
(1) analyze and employ historical land use and land cover data, including 
crop-specific changes in agricultural land use, to calibrate and validate 
existing statistical models of land use change; (2) plan and carry out spatial 
model development on the basis of evaluation results; and (3) interact with 
integrated assessment and land surface modelers (including those employing the 
NCAR Community Land Model, CLM) to incorporate land use change in analyses of 
climate effects on agriculture, energy, land, and water.

The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary research group at NCAR 
that includes both social and natural scientists working on the climate change 
issue (see <>). The group develops 
and applies new socio-economic models, and linkages to climate models, that 
leverage NCAR’s status as a world-leading climate modeling center.

The position requires expertise in spatial land use data and modeling at 
regional to global scales, especially related to agricultural land use; 
experience with spatial statistical approaches to land use modeling; and 
proficiency in scientific programming in a suitable language (e.g. R, Python, 
Matlab) and familiarity with Fortran. Experience working in a UNIX environment, 
and with geographic information systems, is desirable.

This is a full-time two-year term position. For a detailed job description and 
instructions on how to apply, see


For more information on the position, contact Brian O’Neill (email: 
Brian O'Neill
Climate & Global Dynamics (CGD) Division
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307
email: <>
twitter: @oneill_bc

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