I am looking to hire 3 postdoctoral scholars over the next 2-3 months. One position is in using remote sensing data from NASA satellites to study wildfire behavior in the western U.S. Another is to develop an improved prognostic fire model with the Accelerated Climate Model for Energy (ACME) earth system model. A third is in studying land-atmosphere moisture feedbacks in the tropics using the Community Earth System Model or ACME. This third position will be co-advised by Professor Michael Pritchard, an expert in atmospheric processes.
A description of the remote sensing position is described below, and I will add the other two announcements shortly. To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR POSITION AVAILABLE IN SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING ANALYSIS OF ECOSYSTEM HYDROLOGY AND WILDFIRE LINKAGES AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
There is an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the area of ecosystem and soil moisture regulation of wildfire dynamics in western North America. The position involves analysis of remote sensing imagery from NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) instrument and other satellite imagery to understand how ecosystem moisture status influences ignition, fire spread, and other aspects of fire behavior. The postdoc will work with a team of scholars in the Randerson Lab in the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine to understand how climate change is modifying fire dynamics, other ecosystem processes, and the global carbon cycle.
Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Remote Sensing, Earth System Science, Ecology, Hydrology, Civil Engineering, Geography, Geology, or another related field by the appointment start date. Well-qualified candidates will have a strong publication record and experience using earth observation imagery. Required skills include the ability to write scripts, conduct spatial analysis, and program in a language such as Python, R, IDL, Matlab, C, or Fortran. Applicants also should be confident in manipulating large data sets using personally-developed scripts. Knowledge of ecosystem ecology, hydrology, and fire processes, as well as principles of remote sensing, is also essential for successfully leading this research effort.
The initial appointment is for 12 months, with renewal based on performance for a second year. This is a full-time appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the UC Irvine salary scale. Generous benefits are included (https://www.garnett-powers.com/postdoc/)
Visit: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03691. Interested individuals should include a current CV along with a 1-page cover letter describing their research experience and the names and contact information of three references. Or please send an email to email@example.com. Letters of references may be requested for finalists. It is optional to include a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. This position will remain open until filled.
Postdoctoral Scholar in Tropical Climate Modeling at UC Irvine
Department of Earth System Science
University of California, Irvine, CA
We are looking for a postdoctoral research associate interested in using earth system simulations to understand how regional atmospheric circulation and convection over tropical continents are modified by forest responses to rising atmospheric CO2 and other global change drivers.
The term of appointment is for one year, and renewable for a second year, subject to satisfactory progress. Start dates are flexible but we are eager to hire soon.
A strong foundation in atmospheric science is required, with expertise in convection, equatorial and orographic dynamics, boundary layer meteorology, aerosols, or other climate processes. Well-qualified candidates will have familiarity or interest in the regional circulations that deliver moisture to Amazon forests, interactions between the Amazon and the Andes, or other aspects of tropical dynamics. Computational fluency in atmospheric simulation technology such as the Community Earth System Model or the Weather Research and Forecasting models is a necessary skill for this position.
The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to work closely with Profs. Michael Pritchard and James Randerson within the Department of Earth System Science. The Earth System Science Department is a highly interdisciplinary environment with faculty expertise in many components of the Earth System, including atmospheric physics, land surface processes, climate dynamics, terrestrial and marine biogeochemical cycles, ice sheets, and human systems.
Please submit electronically as a single PDF: (1) a brief cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) and the names of three references. Applications can be sent directly to Mike Pritchard at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Mike Pritchard & Jim Randerson.