Postdoctoral Position on Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences – Northern Arizona University

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October 23, 2012

The Northern Arizona University, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability is in need of a Postdoctoral Scholar.

Job Description
Northern Arizona University seeks a Post-Doctoral Scholar to join an interdisciplinary group working to improve global estimates of land-atmosphere carbon exchange by combining the observational constraints within the NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) Flux Project with new “bottom-up” a priori surface flux estimates derived from the Multi-Scale Synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison Project (MsTMIP). The Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for:

(1) Creating land-surface input products for the CMS-Flux system using the multi-model ensemble from MsTMIP; and

(2) Evaluating the consistency of the MsTMIP land-surface models with atmospheric CO2 observations using a geostatistical framework.

The successful candidate will work closely with collaborators at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Model Synthesis and Thematic Data Center (MAST-DC) to archive and disseminate the a priori input products created as part of this effort.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of scientists focused on improving land-atmosphere carbon flux estimates across continental and global scales, and will be a regular member of the research staff of the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability at Northern Arizona University.

The appointment is for one-year and is funded by NASA.

Post-Doctoral Scholars are hired on a contract basis according to the terms of ABOR Policy 6-310, “Conditions of Post-Doctoral Service”, which may be found at: http://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy%20Manual/6-310-Conditions%20of%20Postdoctoral%20Scholar%20Service.pdf

Please include a cover letter outlining scientific background and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references with the standard application.

Send your application materials to via email to deborah.huntzinger@nau.edu and apply online through NAU’s HR site (http://hr.nau.edu/node/2620) under staff openings using the job ID 559364.

NOTES:
Additional Salary Information: Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work in the United States.

Requirements

Minimum qualifications:

Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Forestry, Engineering, or related field.

Preferred qualifications:

1) Experience with land-atmospheric carbon flux modeling; 2) Strong quantitative and statistical skills, including spatial and multivariate statistics, Matlab or R, and error analysis; 3) Experience with collaborative interdisciplinary research; 4) A record of publication; and 5) Availability as soon as possible.

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