The successful candidate will join a collaborative, National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project:
"Collaborative Research: Identifying Hydroclimatic Regimes of Carbon Stability in Northern Peatlands - Holocene Data Analysis and Process-based Modeling."
The project is evaluating and modeling the coupled carbon-water dynamics of northern peatlands through the Holocene and under present and future climate conditions. Position responsibilities include development, parameterization, testing, and application of a spatially-distributed model of coupled carbon and water dynamics in northern peatlands over long time scales; model-data analysis in collaboration with paleo-research groups at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Lehigh; and communicating results at national/international meetings and in peer-reviewed publications. Modeling work will be done in close collaboration with colleagues in the Department of Geography at McGill University.
The candidate must have experience in one or more of the following
areas: peatland ecology, ecosystem dynamics, hydrology, geo-spatial data analysis and modeling, ecological and/or biogeochemical modeling. The candidate should have strong quantitative and programming skills (e.g., C, MATLAB). Ability to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary team is important. A PhD in Atmospheric Science, Earth System Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Physical Geography or relevant field is required.
Please send a description of your past work, your research interests, a detailed curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three references, in PDF format, by email to:
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled.
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