Postdoctoral Scholar

The Hutyra Lab (http://sites.bu.edu/hutyra/) in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral scholar interested in understanding vegetation carbon cycling using remote sensing, in-situ observation, and modeling.

 

Date posted

Aug. 12, 2022 11:00 am

Application deadline

Sep. 12, 2022 5:00 pm

Organization

Boston University - Department of Earth and Environment

Location

  • United States

Job description

 The Hutyra Lab (http://sites.bu.edu/hutyra/) in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral scholar interested in understanding vegetation carbon cycling using remote sensing, in-situ observation, and modeling. The post-doctoral scholar will explore how solar induced fluorescence (SIF) relates to carbon exchange in rural and urban systems, including laboratory and field manipulations.  The findings will be integrated with ecosystem models and atmospheric inverse models.

 Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A Ph.D. in environmental science, ecology, geography, remote sensing, meteorology, natural resource/forestry, or a closely related relevant area by the time of appointment.
  • Strong programming skills (R or Python), data-intensive processing and analysis, satellite remote sensing analysis, and statistical and visualization skills.
  • Solid background in global change ecology, vegetation remote sensing, and the carbon is preferred. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with field instruments is strongly preferred. 
  • Prior experience or a strong desire to learn Google Earth Engine and spatial analysis is needed.

To apply:

 Please send an email to Lucy Hutyra (lrhutyra at bu.edu) with subject line:  “Application for Carbon Cycle Postdoc” that includes your (1) CV, (2) list of contacts for three references, and (3) a 1-page cover letter highlighting your qualifications and interest in the position.

Qualified applicants will be immediately reviewed upon receiving the application, while the search will continue until the position is filled.

This position can be renewed annually depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience in relevant research. The Hutyra Lab is committed to strong post-doctoral mentoring, career and professional development, and recruitment of diverse candidates, especially from underrepresented groups.