Post Doctoral Research Associate

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah has a Postdoctoral Scholar position available to join our research team focused on understanding the carbon cycle of mountainous regions of the Western U.S., as part of a NASA-funded Carbon Monitoring System project.

 

Date posted

July 1, 2022 12:00 pm

Application deadline

Aug. 1, 2022 5:00 pm

Organization

The Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah

Location

  • United States

Job description

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah has a Postdoctoral Scholar position available to join our research team focused on understanding the carbon cycle of mountainous regions of the Western U.S., as part of a NASA-funded Carbon Monitoring System project. The research team includes researchers from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah, Caltech, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Key research tools include satellite-observed solar-induced fluorescence (SIF), the Community Land Model (CLM), and the Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART). There will be opportunities to work with students and scientists across multiple universities and research institutions, as well as opportunities to engage stakeholders about the scientific results.

About Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City is the “crossroads of the West” with exceptional quality of life opportunities. Within an hour of the city there are 7 ski resorts, wilderness trailheads, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, and endless hiking trails. Within a five hour drive there are 7 National Parks, rafting, canyoneering, and more. Salt Lake City has a vibrant concert scene, many museums, and the state capitol is just a few miles from the University of Utah.

Qualifications
A Ph.D. in the geosciences or related fields (atmospheric sciences, biology, ecology, forestry, environmental sciences, chemistry, statistics, data sciences, computer sciences, engineering or other STEM field) is required at the time of hire. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to carry out computer modeling, conduct data analyses, and communicate results in peer-reviewed literature and presentations.
Responsibilities for this position include:
- Analyses of satellite and ground-based observations
- Data assimilation of aforementioned observations with the Community Land Model (CLM)
- Critical evaluation of model output
- Communicate results in peer-reviewed literature, in conference presentations, and to stakeholders.
The position will be funded for one year from the date of hire with a second year of funding contingent on performance. The position will be available beginning August 1, 2022 and will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience with carbon cycle or land surface modeling and computer programming in a Linux or UNIX environment (R or Python, shell scripts, Fortran) is strongly desired.

Additional Information
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. 

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both. 

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