[CCSM-Biogeochemistry] Fwd: NCAR Job Posting: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Leaf Photosynthesis Postdoctoral Fellow - Climate & Ecosystems)

Barbara Ballard bballard at ucar.edu
Sat Jul 30 09:41:16 MDT 2016

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From: Jennifer Reddell <jennifer at adclub.com>
Date: Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 3:16 PM
Subject: NCAR Job Posting: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Leaf
Photosynthesis Postdoctoral Fellow - Climate & Ecosystems)
To: Barbara Ballard <bballard at ucar.edu>

*Please post to the below working groups:*
*• Land Model*
*• Biochemistry*


*Leaf Photosynthesis Postdoctoral Fellow (Climate & Ecosystems) - 82708*
*Organization: CE-Climate & Ecosystems*

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*Position Summary:*
Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystems Division has an opening for a Leaf
Photosynthesis Postdoctoral Fellow to focus on developing a theoretical
understanding of acclimation of leaf photosynthesis and respiration, and
explore implications for global photosynthesis and the carbon cycle, based
at Berkeley Lab. We are particularly interested in integrating theory of
leaf resource allocation with observations to develop parsimonious
process-level descriptions of the acclimation of photosynthesis and
respiration, using a variety of observations, and integrating discoveries
into state-of-the-art land surface models.

*Specific Responsibilities:*
• Focus on several groups of processes relevant to photosynthesis and
autotrophic respiration, including: nutrient and carbon interactions,
scaling from leaves to landscapes, ecosystem demographics and land cover
• Analyze and quantify uncertainty in feedbacks between the atmosphere and
terrestrial biosphere will be important components of the research.
• Creation and analysis of a global database of plant traits
• Statistical analysis of key traits
• Development of first-principles theory underlying the governing controls
of specific traits
• Formulation and testing of hypotheses
• Model development and implementation
• Presentation of results at scientific meetings
• Publishing of results in scientific journals

*Required Qualifications:*
• PhD in plant physiology, ecology, or a related field
• Proficient coding skills in at least one of: R, Matlab, Python, Fortran
• Knowledge of ecophysiology and plant biochemistry
• Experience working with data relevant to plant states, traits and rates
• Ability to understand and use state-of-the-art land-surface
biogeochemical models
• Both numerical and communication skills
• Evidence of ability to publish results in relevant journals
• Ability to work in an integrated team environment

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

*Notes: *
• This is a 1 year term appointment with the possibility of renewal for up
to 5 years based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability
of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
• Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
• This position requires completion of a background check.

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Barbara Ballard
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory
P. O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO  80307-3000
CESM Program Office
Assistant to CGD Director
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