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Ph.D  Student Opportunity in Ecosystem Modelling – McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

The School of Geography and Earth Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is seeking applications for a Ph.D student to work on Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling studies.

The main objective of this work test and further develop the nitrogen (N) cycle coupled Canada Land Surface Scheme – Canadian Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (CLASS-CTEM+N) and to explore biogeochemical and hydrological feedbacks and quantify uncertainties in carbon, water and energy budgets using observed data from flux tower sites associated with global Fluxnet (<http://fluxnet.ornl.gov/>). CLASS-CTEM model is part of the Canadian Earth System Model (Can-ESM2).  Selected student will have opportunities to collaborate with researchers and partners associated with the McMaster Centre for Climate Change (<http://climate.mcmaster.ca/>) and Climate Research Branch, Environment Canada.  

Qualified candidates should submit resume, copies of their B.Sc and M.Sc transcripts or grade sheets and names of two referees to Dr. Altaf Arain at the address listed below.  Application deadline is 30 August 2015, however, review of the applications will begin immediately. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants should have a background in land surface schemes or vegetation ecosystem models and strong analytical and programming skills using FORTRAN. Familiarity with Matlab or R, NetCDF and UNIX platforms is also desired. 

Preference will be given to Canada citizens or permanent residents. International applicants with exceptionally strong academic record and relevant background may also be considered. 

M. Altaf Arain (Ph.D)

Professor

School of Geography and Earth Sciences

McMaster University

1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1

Tel: 905-525-9140 Ext. 27941

Email: arainm@mcmaster.ca

http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/geo/people/faculty/arain/

 

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecosystem Modelling – McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecosystem Modelling – McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

 The School of Geography and Earth Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow starting immediately or in fall 2015. 

The successful candidate will be responsible to test and further develop the nitrogen (N) cycle coupled Canada Land Surface Scheme – Canadian Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (CLASS-CTEM+N) and to explore biogeochemical and hydrological feedbacks and quantify uncertainties in carbon, water and energy budgets at local, regional and global scale in response to extreme weather event. CLASS-CTEM model is part of the Canadian Earth System Model (Can-ESM2).  Selected candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with researchers and partners associated with the McMaster Centre for Climate Change (<http://climate.mcmaster.ca/>) and Climate Research Branch, Environment Canada.

The applicant should have or be about to obtain a Ph.D degree biogeosciences, atmospheric physics or related field. Applicants should have a background in land surface schemes or vegetation ecosystem models and strong analytical and programming skills using FORTRAN. Familiarity with Matlab or R, NetCDF and UNIX platforms is also required. Salary will be $42,500 per year plus benefits. See details at <http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/elr/collective-agreements/cupe-unit3/>. Appointment will be for one year, with possible extension for two more years.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, statement of research interests, resume and names of two referees to Dr. Altaf Arain at address listed below.  Application deadline is 30 August 2015, however, review of the applications will begin immediately. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

 

M. Altaf Arain (Ph.D)

Professor, School of Geography and Earth Sciences

McMaster University

1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1

Tel: 905-525-9140 Ext. 27941

Email: arainm@mcmaster.ca

<http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/geo/people/faculty/arain/>

 

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Vegetation-Permafrost Interactions in an Arctic Boreal Forest

Vegetation-Permafrost Interactions in an Arctic Boreal Forest: A postdoctoral research position is available in the Department of Geography at Colgate University to participate in a project focused on understanding ecosystem and vegetation influences on permafrost thermal dynamics. The project utilizes a combination of field and remote sensing observations to understand how variability in surface energy partitioning associated with ecosystem structure and function affects permafrost temperatures. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for running the field component of the project at the Northeast Scientific Station in Cherskii, Russia, which primarily involves operation and interpretation of sap-flux and related micrometeorological measurements. The postdoc will spend substantial time in Siberia during the June – Sept field season, and should have experience in rugged field conditions. The position requires experience with sap flux techniques or similar high-frequency time series data, and with a scientific programming language such as R. Knowledge and experience with remote sensing will be considered advantageous. Candidates with backgrounds in plant ecophysiology, ecosystem ecology, forestry, hydrology, physical geography, or remote sensing are encouraged to apply. 

Funding is available for two years, with an anticipated start date of January 1st 2016. The position carries full health care and benefits, and salary is commensurate with experience. Colgate University is a selective liberal arts college located in central New York.  Though the position involves no teaching responsibilities, it is ideally suited for candidates interested in exploring the liberal arts career path. Additional professional development opportunities include mentoring students, presenting at conferences, and interacting with collaborators on multiple projects from Mississippi State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Woods Hole Research Center.

 Colgate is an EEO/AA employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities and ways of life. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their application any experience with or interest in promoting a diverse and inclusive educational environment.

To apply applicants should submit a cover letter describing relevant experience and qualification, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5659. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Contact Mike Loranty (mloranty@colgate.edu) with questions or for more information.

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Computer Systems Engineer – Software Development (Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments-Tropics) – 81037

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Computer Systems Engineer – Software Development (Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments-Tropics) – 81037

Organization:  ES-Earth Sciences

Position Summary:

This Computer Systems Engineer – Software Development position will be responsible for the software development and computational implementation of a range of land modeling activities for the project Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments-Tropics (NGEE-Tropics). Under general supervision, the engineer will work collaboratively with scientists developing, testing, and maintaining a model based on the community land model (CLM), as implemented in CESM (Community Earth System Model) and ACME (Accelerated Climate Model for Energy) and other land models. The engineer will be responsible for managing the design, implementation, testing, and integration of improvements to the land model for the NGEE Tropics project. He/she will also provide hands-on software development and application support to the entire NGEE Tropics project, including collaborators at other national laboratories, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and US Forest Service.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Integration, testing and development of CLM(ED), which includes a representation of Ecosystem Demography (ED) into CLM for disaggregating vegetation into size- and age- structures

• Development of a set of pan-tropical model testbeds, in which the land model will be forced with site-specific input data and benchmarked against multiple heterogeneous site-level observations to assess model fidelity across multiple tropical field sites

• Coordination of multiple mechanistic developments in the model, including: processes relating to hydrologic cycle; surface-atmosphere exchange of water, energy and light; soil-plant exchange of nutrients and water; representation of environmental controls on plant life-history trajectories; and coupling between vegetation and hydrologic models at multiple scales

• Software integration between NGEE Tropics and other projects such as CESM and ACME.

In addition to the above, the specific responsibilities for the Computer Systems Engineer – Software Development 3:

• Work at a higher level of independence and responsibilities in carrying out assignments.

• Develop and implement computational methods to improve the capabilities and output of the group.

• Troubleshoot more complex systems and data analysis problems.

Required Qualifications:

• B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a relevant scientific discipline with experience developing land models, with minimum of 2 years experience.

• Ability to work with FORTRAN

• Ability to work with Unix and Python scripting

• Ability to work creatively and independently to develop software that addresses land model needs over the next decade, which may include substantial changes to the current model structure

• Knowledge of visualization and analysis software packages to facilitate software development

• Ability to work in an integrated team environment.

Additional desired qualifications:

• Demonstrated experience in providing support for software solutions.

• Experience working with scientific users.

In addition to the above, the required qualifications for the Computer Systems Engineer – Software Development 3:

• B.S. with 5 years of experience or an M.S. with 3 years of experience, or equivalent experience, in Computer Science of Computer Engineering or a relevant scientific discipline with experience developing land models. M.S. degree is preferred.

• Ability to troubleshoot complex systems and data analysis problems.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by June 25, 2015.

Notes:  This is a career appointment.  Classification will depend upon the applicant’s level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.

This position requires completion of a background check.

How To Apply

Apply directly online at http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=38356 and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process. 

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Postdoctoral Researcher – Carbon Cycling in a Mangrove Estuary The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii

Postdoctoral Researcher – Carbon Cycling in a Mangrove Estuary The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to examine aquatic carbon cycling in the coastal Florida Everglades, situated in the largest contiguous mangrove forest in North America.

As part of a multi-disciplinary project with investigators from University of Hawaii, Florida International University, NASA, NOAA and the National Park Service, the Postdoctoral Researcher will use autonomous instruments to make time series measurements of organic and inorganic carbon parameters, along with ancillary measurements, in a mangrove estuary.

The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and a strong background in Biogeochemistry. The candidate will be based in South Florida at Florida International University and will participate in regular fieldwork in the Everglades.

The successful applicant will join a research group focused on studying transport and mixing in natural waters, and carbon cycling in coastal environments. In addition to a background in Biogeochemistry, experience with autonomous instruments (in particular pH, pCO2, and O2 and CDOM) as well as measurements of carbon parameters is preferred (in particular, pCO2, pH, alkalinity, DIC, DOC, and δ13C). It is expected that the candidate will actively participate in the publication of results from experiments in the Everglades.

For questions about the position, or to apply for the position, please email Prof. David Ho at david.ho@hawaii.edu. Applicants should submit a personal statement describing research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, relevant peer-reviewed publications, and names and contact information of three referees. Evaluation will begin immediately and position will start July 1, 2015

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Conservation GIS Analyst, position closes this Friday, May 8

Conservation GIS Analyst, position closes this Friday, May 8

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The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time Conservation GIS Analyst vacancy with a passion for conserving land and natural resources for the benefit of future generations. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team player with experience in spatial analysis, conservation and land use planning, spacial decision support tools, scenario planning tools, and current techniques for data storage and sharing.

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