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Postdoctoral scholar in net zero food systems and food security at Stanford

Position
Postdoctoral scholar in net zero food systems and food security at Stanford


Location
Stanford, United States of America

Sector
Academic

Relevant divisions
Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI)
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Type
Full time

Level
Entry level

Salary
min. 76000 € / Year, competitive

Preferred education
PhD

Application deadline
31 July 2022

Posted
17 June 2022

Job description

Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Global Ecology (DGE) at Stanford is seeking creative, collaborative postdoctoral scholars to advance our work on sustainable food systems and adaptation of agriculture to global warming. Research will be highly data-driven, through quantitative research and spatial model development.

There will be flexibility regarding scientific questions to be studied, but potential areas of focus include:

Analyzing strategies to decarbonize farm operations;
Understanding the feedbacks and impacts of net zero chemical nitrogen production on nutrition and food security;
Determining the food-energy-water implications of transitioning to net zero emissions food systems;
Quantifying the impacts of irrigated agriculture on water quality and soil salinization;
Assessing water scarcity and water storage options for agriculture under climate change.
Fellows will work primarily under the guidance of Dr. Lorenzo Rosa, with opportunities to collaborate with other researchers at DGE, Stanford University, and beyond. Scientists at DGE conduct basic and applied research into the interactions among the Earth’s ecosystems and people. Fellows will collaboratively design and conduct cutting-edge research, publish results in peer-reviewed journals, and present results at scientific conferences.