[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Assistant or Research Associate in Land Surface Modeling and Soil Moisture Scaling, University of Bristol

Research Assistant or Research Associate in Land Surface
Modeling and Soil Moisture Scaling

 Summary:  A postdoctoral position is available to evaluate
the performance of the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator
(JULES) in reproducing soil moisture dynamics and
key land-atmosphere interactions in the UK at hyper-spatial
resolution in combination with novel cosmic-ray soil
moisture technology and remote sensing products. A PhD in
meteorology/hydrology or related disciplines (e.g.
environmental science) with an interest
in land-atmosphere interactions, numerical modeling, remote
sensing, and data assimilation is essential.
This 30-month appointment (with potential extension to 36 months)
is part of the NERC-funded project AMUSED (A MUlti-scale Soil
moisture-Evapotranspiration Dynamics study) whose ultimate goal
is to identify the spatiotemporal scale-dependency of key dominant
processes that control changes in soil moisture and
land-atmosphere interactions. AMUSED will employ new innovative
technology for soil moisture monitoring using cosmic-rays sensors
in combination with land surface modeling, satellite remote
sensing, and data assimilation methods. Some fieldwork will
take place, especially at the initial stages of the project to
deploy and install/calibrate cosmic-ray soil moisture sensors. For
more information about AMUSED, please visit http://ift.tt/1m6bZdM.
 Required skills include experience using land surface
models (e.g., JULES, CLM, Noah, VIC) to predict
soil-vegetation-atmosphere interactions,
some programming knowledge (e.g., Fortran or C) and experience
with Linux operating system, demonstrated ability to publish
peer-reviewed papers, effective written and oral communication
skills, willingness to work in a team, in an academic
research environment, and development collaborative links.
 Desired skills include knowledge of hydrometeorology,
land-atmosphere interactions, data assimilation and/or remote
sensing, and some previous experience with fieldwork activities.
 For informal inquiries, please contact Dr Rafael Rosolem (rafael.rosolem@bristol.ac.uk)To apply, please visit http://bit.ly/1wor2CP

[ES_JOBS_NET] Earth Science Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position at the University of San Diego

Earth Science Tenure Track
Assistant Professor Position at the University of San Diego
The University of San Diego (USD) department of Environmental
and Ocean Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track
assistant professor position beginning in the fall of 2015. We
are looking for an earth scientist with a doctoral degree,
teaching experience, and evidence of an active research program.
We are particularly interested in applicants whose research
involves coastal processes and coastal environmental issues but
will also consider applicants with research interests in other
areas that complement existing strengths within the department.
Expected teaching responsibilities include lower-division
introductory courses in earth sciences, Geographic Information
Systems, and an upper-division course in his/her specialty. USD
is an independent Catholic university whose primary aim is
teaching excellence. Active scholarship is integral to this aim,
and faculty are expected to establish research programs that can
involve undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students.

To apply, go to http://www.sandiego.edu/hr/jobs and look for job IRC14847.
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching
philosophy, a statement of research experience and interests, and
a list of three references. We will begin to evaluate the
applications on November 1st, 2014 and will continue until the
position is filled. As part of the university’s sustainability
initiative, we ask that all application materials be submitted via
e-mail as one complete PDF file to andrewsk@sandiego.edu with the subject “Earth
Scientist Search 2015″.

USD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and
is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the
diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates
from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to

[Met-jobs] Two Assistant Professor Positions at the National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Forwarded from CLIMLIST…

Department of Geography, National University of Singapore


The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore is
seeking to add two physical geographers to its Tropical Environmental
Change research group
(). The appointments
will be made at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor. The
appointees will contribute to teaching, research and administrative
duties.The broad focus of the Tropical Environmental Change research
group is temporal and spatial interactions of climate, water and
landscapes at low latitudes, particularly in the Asia-Pacific Region.
This focus takes advantage of our physical location in Asia and
recognizes the many contributions that physical geographers routinely
make in improving understanding of tropical environmental processes and
their importance to global change, as well as the physiographic
consequences of rapid development, land-cover transformation, and
climate variability. Successful applicants will also have the
opportunity to pursue emerging interdisciplinary research within the
Department and University.

Candidates with research emphasis on hydrology, geology, biogeochemical
cycles, climate science, oceanic processes, or tropical environments in
general are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong skills in GIS,
remote sensing, environmental modelling, and/or geochemical analytical
analysis would be an advantage. Research interests in the Asia Region
are also desirable. All applicants should have an established research
profile in line with that expected for one of the top universities in
the world. Applicants should also be prepared to contribute to
co-advising and teaching courses at the Master’s and PhD level, as well
as conduct and develop physical geography courses in support of NUS
Geography’s undergraduate major and minor programs. Applications should
include a brief curriculum vitae (10 page max), and a concise, 1-2 page
letter with the following items addressed: (1) research interests and
teaching philosophy;
(2) explanation of prior teaching experience; and (3) contact details of
4 references.

Please provide teaching evaluations if available.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
For further information, please contact Professor David Taylor, Chair,
Tropical Environmental
Deadline for application: 31 October 2014.
Please send your application to:

Chair, Physical Geography Search Committee c/o Ms Wong Lai Wa Department
of Geography
National University of Singapore, 1 Arts Link, Singapore 117570 or email
her at
geowlw@nus.edu.sg .

[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc Researcher, NCAR, Boulder, CO

Postdoc Researcher


Tracking Code


Job Description

This is a new, full-time, one-year term position through date
with possibility of extension. Initial consideration will be
given to applications received prior to 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on
Friday, October 10, 2014. Thereafter, applications will be
reviewed on an as-needed basis.


Earth System Laboratory (NESL) – Climate and Global Dynamics
Division (CGD)


relocation costs paid per UCAR’s relocation policy


necessary, UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa (e.g., H1B,
etc.) to fill this position.


are required to submit:

Cover letter

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Statement of research interests

Three reference letters

research statement should explicitly address how you might
contribute to the project as described in this job


Conducts research on the representation of marine ecosystems
and biogeochemical cycles in the Community Earth System Model
(CESM). Identifies key science questions of interest regarding
the representation of the lower trophic levels of marine
ecosystems and their impact on biogeochemical cycles. Designs
and implements parameterizations of ecosystem processes in




with a team of NCAR and DOE scientists to improve and
modularize the marine biogeochemistry component of the
Community Earth System Model (CESM). The overarching
objectives are to provide robust predications of marine
ecosystem dynamics in the context of climate variability and
change. Furthermore, the project seeks to enable ecosystem
models spanning a range of complexity, including those
suitable for high-resolution physical frameworks. The
postdoctoral researcher will conduct research on the
representation of marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles
in CESM. The individual will have the freedom to identify and
focus on topics of their own interest within the context of
the broader project. Areas of particular interest include food
web dynamics, the microbial loop, phytoplankton
ecology/physiology, nutrient utilization ratios, mechanisms
controlling export production, and scale-dependence of
physical-biological interactions. The postdoctoral researcher
will have access to the high performance computing environment
at NCAR, and will work with DOE collaborators at Los Alamos
National Laboratory.


results at conferences and seminars; publishes results in the
peer-reviewed scientific literature.




and Experience:


Ph.D. in oceanography, physical, biological
or chemical sciences, engineering, or applied math.

Candidates should have a strong background
in fields relevant to ocean biogeochemistry.


Skills and Abilities:


Expertise in oceanography, with particular
emphasis on biogeochemistry, plankton ecology and
physiology, and/or physical-biological coupling.

Strong written and oral communication
skills, especially for scientific publications.

Experience working with oceanographic

Proficiency writing scientific codes,
especially in Fortran.

Experience working in a UNIX environment.

Expertise working with large geophysical
data sets, including climate model output.

Ability to work both independently and


DESIRED (but not


Marine ecosystem and/or oceanographic
modeling experience.


University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equal opportunity employer. We
evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital
status, sexual orientation, domestic partner status,
disability, or veteran status.

Job Location

Colorado, United States

Position Type

[ECOLOG-L] Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Applications are being sought for a post-doctoral research associate (PRA)
who will investigate land-use impacts on stream response to precipitation
and runoff, and sediment transport and loading in a mixed land-use
watershed of the central US. The incumbent will use a multi-year data set
from a nested-scale experimental watershed study to improve quantitative
understanding and model predictive confidence of land-use impacts on flow
and suspended sediment regimes.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline such as hydrology,
physical geography or civil engineering. Knowledge of geographical
information systems, non-point source water quality models and / or process
based watershed hydrology models, field instrumentation and statistical
techniques for data acquisition and analysis are essential. The successful
applicant will be expected to publish research findings in the
international peer reviewed literature and participate in a
multidisciplinary research group. There may also be expectations of
teaching, guest lecturing, and peripheral research activities.

Applicants must have strong verbal, written, and computational skills.
Successful applicants will be required to work collaboratively and
independently, and conduct field work under variable weather conditions.
Applicants must possess a valid US driver’s license and be able to lift and
carry equipment and tools. This is a fully funded position, renewable
annually, for up to 4-years. When applying, please forward by email the
following documents: transcript, curriculum vitae showing graduation date
(s), GRE scores, TOEFL scores (international applicants), cover letter
(including academic, research, and professional goals and interests), and
the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Jason Hubbart,
School of Natural Resources Water Resources Program, University of
Missouri, 203-Q ABNR Bldg, Columbia, MO 65211, USA; Tel No. (573) 884-7732;
Fax: (573) 882-1979; Email: HubbartJ@Missouri.edu. Website:


[GilbertClub] Post-doctoral Researcher in Critical Zone Hydrology and Biogeochemistry – CZO – Indiana University

[GilbertClub] 3 eco-geomorphology postdoc positions at VIMS (Virginia Institute of Marine Science)

[ECOLOG-L] NEON Hiring – Field Operations Manager – Washington

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a $430 million
dollar observatory project dedicated to understanding how changes in
climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology. For the next three
decades NEON will collect a comprehensive range of ecological data on a
continental scale across 20 eco-climatic domains representing US
ecosystems. NEON will use cutting edge technology including an airborne
observation platform that will capture images of regional landscapes and
vegetation; mobile, re-locatable, and fixed data collection sites with
automated ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field
crews who will observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and
collect soil and water data. A leading edge cyber-infrastructure will
calibrate, store and publish this information. The Observatory will grow
to 300+ personnel and will be the first of its kind designed to detect and
enable forecasting of ecological change at continental scales. JOB

The Domain 16 Field Operations Manager’s primary work location is near
Vancouver, WA. This position supports sites in the Pacific Northwest
Domain. Pacific Northwest sites are located in the Wind River Experimental
Forest, near Yacolt, WA, Camas, WA and Blue River, OR. The Pacific
Northwest Domain includes parts of Washington, Oregon, northern California
and southern Alaska.

The NEON Field Operations Manager is responsible for managing all
personnel and activities coordinated from the assigned field office. Field
office activities include (1) preventative and corrective maintenance of
scientific instrumentation, field infrastructure and equipment, office and
laboratory equipment, (2) field observations, (3) specimen collection,
handling, preparation and shipment according to NEON scientific protocols.
Personnel management includes (1) selecting, (2) training, (3) scheduling,
and (4) performance management for 5-10 regular full-time field
technicians and 20-30 seasonal field technicians according to NEON, Inc.
Policies and Procedures.

For more details and online application please visit our careers page at


Tenure-track geomorphology position at Whitman College, WA

Dear all,

Please see below for details of a tenure-track position in geomorphology
at Whitman College, Washington.

Best wishes,
Simon Brocklehurst

[ES_JOBS_NET] Scientific-staff Positions in Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

posting 14-08-06


The Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (www.whoi.edu/aope) invites exceptional candidates to apply for tenure-track and tenured scientific-staff positions to complement and expand existing programs in underwater robotics and computer vision, coastal & ocean fluid dynamics, and ocean acoustics and signal processing with core strengths in: nearshore, estuarine, and coastal fluid dynamics; sediment transport; bio-physical interactions; tracers and mixing; acoustical propagation and scattering; underwater signal processing and communication; vehicles; sensors; imaging; remote sensing; and polar studies.  Candidates are expected to develop independent, externally funded, and nationally and internationally recognized research programs.  Scientific staff members have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering.  Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaboration with the other science departments (http://ift.tt/1ug2WqK) and the research institutes (http://ift.tt/1x6kwBW) at WHOI.


Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a publication record.  Women and minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.  WHOI is sensitive to the issues of dual career families and will work with applicants to address these.  Our benefits include vacation time, flexible scheduling, family illness days, medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, and an employer contribution retirement plan. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed.



Upload (as a single document) a CV, statement (3 page maximum) that clearly describes your research interests, names and contact information of four references, and copies of up to three relevant publications.


Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014.


WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC – for more information.WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email hr@whoi.edu for assistance.

*****************************Anna Michelamichel@whoi.edu

Assistant Scientist

Applied Ocean Physics and EngineeringWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution266 Woods Hole Rd, MS#7Woods Hole, MA 02543508-289-3078