Postdoctoral Researcher (Drought, heat and wildfire impacts on coastal water relations)

University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
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There is an opening for a creative and self-motivated postdoctoral scholar position in the group of Prof. Keenan ( at UC Berkeley. This individual will participate in the DOE-funded HELIOS project, aimed at advancing efforts to understand the impact of extreme events such as heat, drought and wildfire on both coastal ecosystems and water resources. The work will be focused on the relationship between ecosystem responses to extremes, ecosystem water use, and streamflow.

The project will use land surface models, remote sensing, machine learning, streamflow and eddy-covariance observations. The ideal candidate would have either familiarity with large scale models (e.g., CESM, E3SM), streamflow models and observations, eddy-covariance measurements and/or machine learning based emulators. Candidates with strong quantitative skills and an interest in developing skills in any of the above areas are also encouraged to apply.

Specific duties of the position include:
• The application of quantitative analytical methods to large datasets
• Critical appraisal of ecological and physiological theory
• Model development and implementation
• Presentation of results at scientific meetings
• Publishing of results in scientific journals
• Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students

Required qualifications:
• PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD degree program (or equivalent international degree) at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications:
• Proficient coding skills in at least one of: R, Matlab, Python, Fortran
• Knowledge of ecophysiology and plant biochemistry
• Both numerical and communication skills
• Evidence of ability to publish results in relevant journals
• Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team

The review of applicants will begin on November 20th, and continue until the position is filled. Please submit your application below by November 20th in order to be given full consideration.