Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah has a Postdoctoral Scholar position available to join our research team focused on understanding the carbon cycle of mountainous regions of the Western U.S., as part of a NASA-funded Carbon Monitoring System project

 

Date posted

July 18, 2022 1:00 pm

Application deadline

Aug. 18, 2022 5:00 pm

Organization

The Univerity of Utah - Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Location

  • United States

Job description

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah has a Postdoctoral Scholar position available to join our research team focused on understanding the carbon cycle of mountainous regions of the Western U.S., as part of a NASA-funded Carbon Monitoring System project. The research team includes researchers from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah, Caltech, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Key research tools include satellite-observed solar-induced fluorescence (SIF), the Community Land Model (CLM), and the Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART). There will be opportunities to work with students and scientists across multiple universities and research institutions, as well as opportunities to engage stakeholders about the scientific results.

Qualifications
A Ph.D. in the geosciences or related fields (atmospheric sciences, biology, ecology, forestry, environmental sciences, chemistry, statistics, data sciences, computer sciences, engineering or other STEM field) is required at the time of hire. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to carry out computer modeling, conduct data analyses, and communicate results in peer-reviewed literature and presentations.
Responsibilities for this position include:
- Analyses of satellite and ground-based observations
- Data assimilation of aforementioned observations with the Community Land Model (CLM)
- Critical evaluation of model output
- Communicate results in peer-reviewed literature, in conference presentations, and to stakeholders.
The position will be funded for one year from the date of hire with a second year of funding contingent on performance. The position will be available beginning August 1, 2022 and will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Qualifications 
Experience with carbon cycle or land surface modeling and computer programming in a Linux or UNIX environment (R or Python, shell scripts, Fortran) is strongly desired.

You may contact Dave Bowling (david.bowling@utah.edu) or John Lin (john.lin@utah.edu) for further information.

Additional Information 
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status.

For more details

https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/135290