Research Scientist I-Special/UV-B Monitoring and Research Program ~

26 de noviembre de 2008

Research Scientist I-Special/UV-B Monitoring and Research Program

Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

The USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program (UVMRP) at the Natural
Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University seeks a full-time
Research Scientist I. The position will be responsible for developing
and programming the interface coupling of a regional climate model with
several crop models for climate variability/change impact studies and to
be a team member of an on going effort to produce USA UV-B climatology.

The major responsibility is in support of developing an integrated crop
impact assessment system that fully couples the Earth's climate,
ultraviolet-visible solar radiation and crop growth models and
assimilates satellite and in situ observations to ultimately predict
climate-crop interactions. The primary job responsibility will be to
develop and program an advanced model infrastructure to quantify the
impacts of important environmental stressors on agricultural crop yield
and quality. This effort will facilitate model sensitivity studies by
coding and testing the interface in order to provide credible
information on crop responses to regional climate variability and
changes. This information is important to decision makers for
determining optimal agricultural practices, assessing potential risks,
and identifying risk management strategies. The successful applicant
will be expected to coordinate with project members working on other
aspects of the UVMRP, specifically with the development of
web-accessible climatology maps and analyses of network data for quality
control improvements. Reporting of results through conference
presentations, written reports, and peer-reviewed articles is also

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience, in the range of
$45,000-$55,000 per year, with benefits. Start date will be as soon as
practical upon selection of a candidate. A link to the detailed job
description can be found at under Latest

To apply, send a CV, statement of research interest, list of
publications and three letters of reference to Rita Deike, Program
Assistant, USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program, Colorado State
University, 419 Canyon Avenue, Suite 226, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2671 or
(preferred) PDF or WORD file via e-mail to
The deadline/postmark for applying is January 5, 2009. Availability for
an interview in Fort Collins is required and reasonable travel costs
will be reimbursed.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we
conduct background investigations for all final candidates being
considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not
limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor
vehicle history.

Colorado State University is an EO/AA employer.

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