Postdoctoral position in carbon-nitrogen modeling ~

19 de julio de 2012

Postdoctoral position in carbon-nitrogen modeling

Summary:  A joint postdoctoral position is available between Los Alamos
National Laboratory (LANL), the National Center for Atmospheric Research
(NCAR) and the University of California at Irvine (UCI). We expect the
candidate to develop and test a mechanistic next generation nitrogen model
for global vegetation modeling within the Community Land Model framework
( The nitrogen model will be calibrated
and tested against different sources of data using advanced data
assimilation approaches. The successful applicant will work within an
interdisciplinary team of staff scientists, postdocs and graduate students
from LANL, NCAR and UCI.  The candidate will be located at Los Alamos but is
expected to regularly visit NCAR and UCI to work with other project
scientists, including Rosie Fisher (NCAR,
and Jasper Vrugt (UCI,

Required skills: A PhD in ecology, environmental science, earth systems
science, hydrology, or closely related field. Proficient in computer
modeling and simulation using amongst others C, Fortran, MATLAB, R or
Python, and demonstrated ability to publish high quality peer-reviewed
papers. Effective written and oral communication skills, and willingness to
work in a team environment.

Desired skills:
Knowledge of physiological or ecosystem ecology, data assimilation and
Fortran programming.

This position is for three years, pending review after the first year.
Strong candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and
outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious J. Robert
Oppenheimer, Richard P. Feynman or Frederick Reines Fellowships. For general
information please refer to the LANL Postdoctoral Program page

To apply please send a resume and a short statement of your future research
goals to Chonggang Xu ( We will begin our review by September
10, 2012. This advertisement will still be valid after September 10 ¬if the
position is not filled.

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