Post Doctoral Researcher

Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystems Division has an opening for a Post Doctoral Researcher.

 

Date posted

Aug. 30, 2019 12:00 am

Application deadline

Oct. 30, 2019 12:00 am

Organization

Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystems Division

Location

  • United States

Job description

Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystems Division has an opening for a Post Doctoral Researcher.  This postdoctoral researcher position is for a scientist with expertise in analyzing terrestrial biogeochemical and hydrological processes and their climate interactions, with a focus on Earth System Models (ESMs). 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. Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory is a renowned center of scientific expertise in many facets of climate-related fundamental and applied science. The postdoctoral researcher will also have opportunities to collaborate with researchers across our multi-institution DOE-funded project (http://www.bgc-feedbacks.org/). 

The successful candidate may focus on several groups of biogeochemical and climate feedback processes, including hydrological dynamics, land-use, and land-cover change, coupled land and atmosphere dynamics, extreme events, and nutrient and carbon interactions. We are also interested in developing methods to evaluate, against observations, process-level and emergent ESM responses that affect climate, and to standardize benchmarking approaches for broader community use (http://www.ilamb.org/). Analyzing and quantifying uncertainty in feedbacks between the atmosphere and terrestrial biosphere will be important components of the research. 

The work will require an applicant with a wide range of skills: (1) understanding and use of state-of-the-art land-surface biogeochemical models; (2) ability to analyze observations and representations of complex inter-related terrestrial ecosystem processes suitable for ESMs; (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.

What You Will Do:

  • Understand and use state-of-the-art land-surface biogeochemical models
  • Develop and use coupled atmosphere and land-surface models to characterize feedbacks
  • Develop methods to benchmark land models against a diverse range of observations
  • Present results in oral and written format
  • Work in an integrated team environment

What is Required: 

  • Recent PhD
  • Understanding and use of state-of-the-art land-surface biogeochemical models
  • Ability to develop representations of complex inter-related terrestrial ecosystem processes suitable for ESMs
  • Ability to develop and use coupled atmosphere and land-surface models to characterize feedbacks
  • Ability to develop methods to benchmark land models against a diverse range of observations
  • Ability to present results in oral and written format
  • Ability to work in an integrated team environment

For more details

https://lbl.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/post-doctoral-researcher-2022