[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc Opportunity: The Science of Climate and Environmental Change, South University of Science and Technology of China

Postdoc
Opportunity: The Science of Climate and Environmental Change

 

South University of
Science and Technology of China (SUSTech)

Shenzhen, China 

School of
Environmental Science and Engineering

 

We are seeking an
outstanding postdoctoral researcher who can lead research
projects that contribute to a better understanding of the
science of climate and environmental change.

 

We are particularly
interested in exploring climate consequences of surface
changes (e.g., ecosystem change, land use change). We are
also interested in extending science related to
human-environment interaction assessment (e.g., effect of
human activity on water and energy resources). The
successful candidate will play a major role in planning and
executing these investigations, working in a diverse group
that will include modelers, analysts, and field researchers.

 

Specific research
area sought includes:

Impact of ecosystem
change on global carbon cycle

Carbon-climate
interaction and/or Climate-ecosystem interaction

Climate change and
phenology

Impacts of
human-mediated land surface change (urbanization or
agriculture) on climate change 

Climate change
impact on energy-use

 

Typically,
numerical models (e.g., ecosystem model, land surface model,
regional/global climate model, and Earth system model) are
our primary tool, but we would be open to using other tools
such as satellite remote sensing technique. In collaboration
with many start-up companies in Shenzhen, we are going to
develop “cheap” and “high-tech” measurement for
environmental monitoring from local- to global-scale.

 

Required
Qualifications:

PhD in atmospheric
science, ecology, forest science, Earth system science,
applied mathematics, environmental science/engineering or
other relevant discipline

Strong quantitative
foundation in statistics or numerical modeling

Demonstrated
ability to design, conduct, and publish research related to
climate-ecosystem interactions, climate/environmental change

Excellent written
and oral communication skills

Programming
experience

 

The position starts
immediately. This is a 1 year term appointment with the
possibility of renewal for up to 3 years based upon
satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of
funds, and ongoing operational needs. Salary for
postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience
post-degree.

 

Interesting
candidates please contact

Assistant Professor
Sujong Jeong; Email: sujong@sustc.edu.cn, waterbell77@gmail.com

 

SUSTech was founded
in 2011 in the southern city of Shenzhen, the epicenter of
China’s economic miracle and ingenuity over the past 35
years. Situated on a tranquil and picturesque campus of
rolling hills and wandering creeks, SUSTech is widely known
as a pioneer for higher education reform and innovation in
China. With an outstanding faculty trained globally, SUSTech
is making great strides toward its goal of building a
world-class institution of higher education and cutting-edge
research with broad societal impacts. The successful
candidates will have great opportunities to contribute to
the advancement of science in an increasingly global
economy.

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