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

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:02:52 +0000

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Position Announcement

Spatial land use modeling postdoctoral position
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, Colorado

Full consideration of applications received by April 7, 2017

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 estimate and validate statistical models of land use
change; (2) participate in a comparison of results with those from other
land use models; (3) conceive of, and carry out, improvements to the
statistical model based on the results of the comparison with
observations and with other models; (4) 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 statistical methods;
familiarity (or willingness to become familiar) with land use data and
modeling at regional to global scales, especially related to
agricultural land use; and proficiency in programming in a suitable
language (e.g. R, Python, Matlab). Familiarity with Fortran is helpful
and experience 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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