[CCSM-LandWG] Fwd: Soil Carbon Cycling Postdoctoral Fellow (Climate & Ecosystems) at Berkeley Lab

Barbara Ballard bballard at ucar.edu
Mon Mar 13 15:07:19 MDT 2017

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From: Jennifer Reddell <jennifer at adclub.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 10:39 AM
Subject: Soil Carbon Cycling Postdoctoral Fellow (Climate & Ecosystems) at
Berkeley Lab
To: Barbara Ballard <bballard at ucar.edu>

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


*Soil Carbon Cycling Postdoctoral Fellow (Climate & Ecosystems) - 83375*
*Organization: CE-Climate & Ecosystems*

Berkeley Lab (LBNL, http://www.lbl.gov/) addresses the world’s most urgent
scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human
health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the
universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been
recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages
Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

*Position Summary:*
Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystems Division has an opening for a Soil
Carbon Cycling Postdoctoral Fellow. You will research the controls of soil
carbon cycling and how they vary with soil depth. The successful candidate
will help setup and run a field experiment and will use isotopically
labeled carbon substrates to study the effect of warming, plant You will
also continue measurements at an existing whole-soil warming experiment,
giving the opportunity to look at five-year responses to warming. The goals
of this project is to develop a more mechanistic understanding of soil
biogeochemistry and to improve Earth system model representation of soil
response to climate change. The project comprises a multi-disciplinary team
including microbiologists, biogeochemists, and ecosystem modelers. We seek
a scientist who is deeply interested in soil biogeochemistry and excited
about fieldwork and interacting with modelers.

*What You Will Do:*
*• *Establish a whole-soil warming experiment, working with a team.
• Find creative solutions to logistical and experimental challenges.
• Measure trace gas flux regularly.
• Measure isotopic composition (13 C, 14 C) of soil, soil gas, and soil
• Conduct laboratory analyses such as elemental analysis, microbial
community, and soil properties.
• Publish results of research and give presentations at scientific meetings.
• Setup and run field and laboratory instruments.
• Contribute to grant proposals and progress reports.

*Additional Responsibilities as needed:*
*• *Test model structures and parameters, develop new model capabilities.
• Contribute to measurement and analysis of microbial carbon use efficiency
and microbial community response.
• Contribute to laboratory analysis of organo-mineral interactions.

*What Is Required:*
• Recent Ph.D. in ecology, soil science, biogeochemistry, earth sciences or
related field.
• Expertise in biogeochemistry.
• Fieldwork experience.
• Experience applying advanced statistical analysis.
• Relevant lab experience.

*Additional Desired Qualifications:*
• Proficiency in R, Matlab or other software for handling and organizing
• Experience in modeling soil biogeochemical cycling.
• Experience with manipulative experiments.
• Experience monitoring microclimate.
• Able to work as part of a team and to work independently.

*The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.*

• This is a full time, 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the
possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing
availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less
than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral
positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
• Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
• This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining
• Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
• This position is contingent on the successful completion of a background
• Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1
Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

*How To Apply*
Apply directly online at and follow
the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

To be considered, (1) CV documentation, (2) one relevant publication, (3) a
one- or two-page cover letter briefly describing how the applicant meets
the Essential qualifications and (4) contact information for three
references must be provided.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance
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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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