Post-Doctoral Position on Carbon Exchange – University of New Mexico

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August 24, 2012

Postdoctoral Position on Carbon Exchange
Location: University of New Mexico

We are looking for a qualified and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join a collaborative team conducting research on how ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of carbon, water and energy varies across 9 semi-arid ecosystems. Focused around a well-established network of nine eddy covariance flux towers across an elevation gradient, we utilize a range of state-of-the-art technologies in flux measurements, leaf-scale ecophysiology, microbial ecology, remote sensing and modeling to understand both the biotic and abiotic controls over carbon dynamics, hydrology and energy balance in characteristic US Southwest biomes. In addition, we have an ecosystem scale manipulation experiment investigating biogeochemical and biophysical responses to piñon pine mortality.

We encourage individuals with demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas to apply:

(i) ecophysiological fieldwork with an emphasis on flux measurements at leaf, soil or ecosystem-scales;

(ii) processing, manipulating and analyzing EC flux tower datasets from multiple sites;

(iii) strong ecosystem process-based modeling skills.

In particular, we are interested in individuals with strong computational and statistical skills and the ability to integrate knowledge across disciplines. Previous experience in using and developing land surface models, such as the Community Land Model, in a super-computing environment is highly desirable. This position is available for one year initially, with potential to renew annually based on performance and continued funding from NASA and DOE.

This position requires a Ph.D in plant physiological ecology, ecosystem ecology, biometeorology, biogeochemistry, or related field, a successful publication record and excellent written and oral communication skills.

The University of New Mexico is an equal-opportunity employer and we encourage underrepresented applicants. The salary is highly competitive and health care benefits are excellent.

Please send a cover letter with qualifications and research interests, CV, and contact information of three references by email to Dr. Marcy Litvak ( Position is available beginning August 30, 2012 and is open until filled.

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