[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Scholar – Terrestrial Biogeochemical Modeling

Postdoctoral Scholar – Terrestrial Biogeochemical Modeling – Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Managementhttps://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01047

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 4th, 2016

Next review date: May 19th, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: June 3rd, 2016
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but
those received after the review date will only be considered if the
position has not yet been filled.

Description

This postdoctoral researcher position is for
a scientist with expertise in analyzing agricultural systems,
terrestrial biogeochemical processes, plant dynamics, and interactions
with climate. The successful candidate will focus on California
agriculture and challenges associated with climate change, and will be
part of a large, multi-institution, and multi-disciplinary project. The
position calls for expertise in numerical methods for land-surface
modeling; uncertainty quantification; parameter estimation; and
microbial, abiotic, and plant processes and interactions. The position
offers an excellent environment for working with a highly skilled
interdisciplinary team and will require strong motivation and excellent
oral and written communication skills. U.C. Berkeley and Lawrence
Berkley National Laboratory are renowned centers of scientific expertise
in many facets of fundamental and applied science in terrestrial
processes. The postdoctoral researcher will also have opportunities
to collaborate with researchers across our multi-institution project.

The successful candidate may focus on several groups of
agriculture-relevant processes, including coupled hydrological and
biogeochemical dynamics, nutrient and carbon interactions, plant and
microbe interactions, and management. We are also interested in
developing methods to evaluate, against observations, process-level and
emergent model responses, and in developing model benchmarking
approaches.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation or be enrolled in an
accredited PhD or equivalent degree program in environmental or
agricultural science, mathematics, biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology or
related field at the time of application.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in environmental or agricultural science, mathematics,
biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology or related field by appointment start date.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate should have a demonstrated interest and expertise in one or more of the
following areas: (1) understanding and use of state-of-the-art
land-surface biogeochemical and agricultural models; (2) ability to
develop representations of complex inter-related terrestrial ecosystem
processes suitable for plot- to regional-scale models; (3) understanding
of methods to benchmark land models against a diverse range of
observations; (4) oral and written presentation of results; and (5)
ability to work in an integrated team environment.

APPOINTMENT
The anticipated start date for this appointment is June 1st 2016. The
initial appointment is for 12 months, with renewal based on performance
and funding. This is a full-time appointment.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Postdoc
salary scale. The annual salary range for this position is $43,692 to $51,120. Generous benefits are included (http://ift.tt/1oFgnDc)

TO APPLY
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Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter
describing their research experience, along with a current CV and the
names and contact information of three references. Letters of
references may be requested for finalists. It is optional to include a
statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity
through research, teaching, and/or service.

This position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Maria P. Arañas at aranas4@berkeley.edu.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of
California policy and California state law. Please refer potential
referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e.
dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley Statement of
Confidentiality (http://ift.tt/1u2t7n8) prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University
of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://ift.tt/1h73V7e

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to
diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their
research or teaching.

The University of California, Berkeley has an excellent benefits
package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support
employees as they balance work and family.

Job Location

Berkeley, CA

Requirements

Documents

Curriculum Vitae – Current CV

Cover Letter – 1-2 page cover letter describing their research experience

Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement
addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through
research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

References

3 references required (contact information only)

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