Post Doctoral Associate on Permafrost Carbon at National Snow and Ice Data Center

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July 2, 2012

Job available: Post Doctoral Associate on Permafrost Carbon at National Snow and Ice Data Center
Salary: 53,000.00 – 55,000.00
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Type: Full Time – Entry Level
Required Education: Doctorate

Post Doctoral Associate Job Description
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) needs a postdoctoral associate for cutting edge research into the strength, timing, and uncertainty of the Permafrost Carbon Feedback. The Permafrost Carbon Feedback is the amplification of surface warming due to the thaw, decay, and ultimate release into the atmosphere of carbon currently frozen in the Arctic permafrost. The Post Doc will perform multiple projections of permafrost degradation and permafrost carbon flux driven by IPCC scenarios. The Post doc will develop and improve model capabilities including, but not limited to methane production in wetlands, dynamic vegetation, carbon isotopes, snow processes, soil freeze/thaw, and permafrost dynamics. The Post Doc will develop and test hypotheses on factors controlling future permafrost degradation and permafrost carbon release, write papers documenting research results, present results at meetings, write research proposals, and participate in various working groups involving the broader scientific community. This position is a two year appointment.

NSIDC (http://nsidc.org) is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Send a CV and cover letter to Kevin Schaefer (kevin.schaefer@nsidc.org) or apply for the position at www.jobsatcu.com using JOB posting ID #817968.

Requirements
– Completed Ph.D. in atmospheric science, biogeochemistry, ecology, or related field
– Experience working with large, complex land surface models
– Background in either biogeochemistry, permafrost, or land surface modeling

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