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Postdoctocal Researcher in Land Surface Modeling

Position
Postdoctocal Researcher in Land Surface Modeling

Employer
University of Illinois at Chicago and Argonne National Lab logo

University of Illinois at Chicago and Argonne National Lab

Homepage: https://berkelha.people.uic.edu/


Location
Chicago, United States of America

Sector
Academic

Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Biogeosciences (BG)

Type
Full time

Level
Experienced

Salary
45000 - 58000 € / Year

Preferred education
PhD

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

Posted
19 November 2019

Job description

We solicit applications for a postdoctoral position at University of Illinois at Chicago and Argonne National Lab with expertise in land surface modeling and ecohydrology.

The individual selected will work alongside faculty members and research scientists in Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences at UIC and Argonne National Lab to study water acquisition strategies of forested ecosystem. The project involves: (1) validation and improvements to a new dynamic root module for community land surface models, (2) field work at flux towers in the midwestern US and (3) laboratory analysis of wood and root samples. The candidate will be responsible for modifying and running the E3SM model and analyzing model output. However, depending on the background and interests of the selected individual, they will have opportunities to directly contribute to a subset of other project activities listed above.

The position requires a doctorate degree in ecology, Earth science, or a related field; strong quantitative and logical skills; and familiarity with Earth or climate system modeling. Candidates are expected to have strong curiosity, self-motivation and capacity for independent work, with strong writing and oral communication skills. Knowledge of FORTRAN and experience with Linux environments are required. Preference will be given to candidates with strong data analysis skills.

Applicants should include a current CV and names and contact information for three professional references. Application materials will be accepted immediately and can be submitted by email to berkelha@uic.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but we hope for a start date as soon as January 2019.

Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


How to apply

Applicants should include a current CV and names and contact information for three professional references. Application materials will be accepted immediately and can be submitted by email to berkelha@uic.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but we hope for a start date as soon as January 2019.