Soil Carbon and Machine Learning Data Analysis
Open date: June 28th, 2017
Last review date: July 15th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: September 22nd, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
A postdoctoral position is available at the University of California, Irvine, in the field of terrestrial ecosystem ecology. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a soil radiocarbon database and perform analyses to explore climate and ecosystem controls on turnover times and carbon fluxes into and out of the global soil organic carbon reservoir.
Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Experience working with statistical, machine learning, or modeling approaches is required along with a strong background in terrestrial ecosystem ecology. Use of scripting languages such as Python, Matlab, R, or Interactive Data Language is required. A Ph.D. in ecology, earth science, engineering, geography, data science, or a related discipline is necessary before starting employment. Funding is available for a 3-year period, and is contingent on satisfactory progress in years 1 and 2. The postdoctoral scholar is expected work closely with a collaborative team of ecosystem ecologists and earth system scientists at UC Irvine, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, USGS, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Regular travel to these different institutions is expected, and the scholar may choose to spend extended periods in either Irvine or Jena
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Job location Irvine, CA
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