There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position available in the area of trace gas flux measurements at the University of California, Berkeley.
July 12, 2022 4:00 pm
Aug. 12, 2022 5:00 pm
University of California, Berkeley – Department of Environmental, Science & Policy Management
Postdoctoral Scholar Position Available in the Department of Environmental, Science & Policy Management at the Biometeorology Laboratory
There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position available in the area of trace gas flux measurements at the University of California, Berkeley. The position involves the day-to-day responsibility for a methane, carbon dioxide and energy flux measurement study for a set of sites in the Berkeley Biometeorology Lab Ameriflux Mesonetwork. Sites include an oak savanna, annual grassland and tidal and non-tidal wetlands. The candidate will be responsible in acquiring and processing eddy covariance data, the analysis, the interpretation of field data, modeling trace gas fluxes at the local and regional scales and writing of scientific papers. The candidate will also assist technicians in regular trips to the field to maintain and calibrate instruments and collect field measurements of soil/plant status, The successful candidate will work with a team of technicians, other postdocs and graduate students.
Minimum Qualifications (required at the time of application):
Candidates must have PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program.
PhD equivalent in Micrometeorology, Biometeorology, Environmental Engineering, Biogeochemistry, Ecosystem Ecology or related fields. Demonstrated experience in the areas of Micrometeorology, Biometeorology, Land, Air and Water Resources, Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Ecosystem Ecology or Trace Gas Biogeochemistry. The preferred candidate will have had prior experience or training in measuring carbon, water and energy fluxes between the biosphere and atmosphere with eddy covariance. Candidates must be fluent in a computer language such as Matlab, C or Python, have ability to work with Geographical Information Systems software and candidate must work well with a team in the field environment.
Anticipated start date for this appointment is early Fall or as soon as possible. Initial appointment is for 1 year with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley salary scales. Generous benefits are included
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
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Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter describing their research experience and publications along with a current CV and the names and contact information of three references. Deadline for application is September 1, 2022. Applications regarding this recruitment can be directed to Professor Dennis Baldocchi at:
Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management
Division of Ecosystem Sciences University of California, Berkeley
130 Mulford Hall Berkeley, CA 94720-3114
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Job location Berkeley, California