Post Doctoral Associate - CIRES/ NSIDC Permafrost Mercury Modeling

The Post-Doctoral Associate (Postdoc) will develop cutting-edge models of mercury dynamics in the terrestrial biosphere in permafrost regions leveraging existing models of carbon biogeochemistry.

 

Date posted

Aug. 29, 2022 2:15 pm

Application deadline

Sep. 29, 2022 5:00 pm

Organization

CIRES/NSIDC at the University of Colorado Boulder

Location

  • United States

Job description

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), within the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) welcomes applications for a Permafrost Mercury Modeling Post-Doctoral Associate. The Post-Doctoral Associate (Postdoc) will develop cutting-edge models of mercury dynamics in the terrestrial biosphere in permafrost regions leveraging existing models of carbon biogeochemistry. Northern hemisphere permafrost represents the largest pool of mercury on the planet, bound to frozen organic matter. The Postdoc will build a process-based, terrestrial mercury model needed to understand the impacts of permafrost thaw on the Arctic and global mercury cycles. The Postdoc will integrate the mercury model into a full-physics, land surface parameterization with coupled carbon, water, and energy cycles representing the terrestrial biosphere. Only three such models exist today, offering a unique opportunity to expand the frontiers of terrestrial biogeochemical modeling.

This position is a three-year appointment. The Postdoc will report to Kevin Schaefer, PI for the project. The successful applicant will engage the broader scientific community with our results by presenting results at conferences and meetings. The Postdoc will participate in working groups, conferences, and similar meetings focusing on improving the global mercury cycle. The Postdoc will participate in and help write new research proposals to expand their research beyond the three-year term of this position.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

For more details

https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/CIRES-NSIDC-Permafrost-Mercury-Modeling-Post-Doctoral-Associate/42279