Berkeley Lab's Climate and Ecosystems Division has an opening for a Research Scientist
This Research Scientist position is for an individual with expertise in high-latitude terrestrial biogeochemistry, plant processes, land-surface modeling, and land-climate interactions.
The successful candidate will focus on several groups of important high-latitude terrestrial ecosystem processes, including: (1) carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus biogeochemistry; (2) plant processes and nutrient competition; (3) coupled hydrological and biogeochemical cycles; and (4) impacts on the surface energy budget due to changes in vegetation and nutrient cycling. Foci will be on high-latitude systems and their interactions with the atmosphere. A primary goal of this position will be to develop realistic, mechanistic, and testable land models that can be applied across spatial and temporal scales. Analyzing interactions between the atmosphere and terrestrial biosphere will also be an important component of the research.
This is a three-year term position with the possibility of being extended to five years and/or converted to career, based on continued performance and availability of funding.
What You Will Do:
Develop and apply mathematical models for high-latitude and global terrestrial processes.
Evaluate biogeochemical and plant physiological interactions and their effects on carbon and energy exchanges with the atmosphere.
Work creatively, independently, and productively.
Work as a member of a large multidisciplinary research team.
Author technical reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.
What is Required:
Advanced degree or equivalent work experience in a related field (Ph.D. preferred).
Strong numerical modeling skills
Demonstrated use of state-of-the-art land-surface biogeochemical models
Ability to develop numerical representations of complex inter-related terrestrial ecosystem processes suitable for site, regional, and global scale models;
Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver oral and written presentation of results;
Record of publications
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and/or lead others in projects
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please apply by 4/2/19.
Career Track Appointment - This is a full time, 3 year,, career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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