Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management – University of California, Berkeley

A postdoctoral position at 100% time is available with an expected start date of January 5, 2015
in the area of atmosphere-biosphere exchange. Responsiblities will include: analyzing and manipulating long-term and comprehensive data sets on carbon, water and energy exchange between vegetation and the atmosphere to fulfill goals of the FLUXNET project. Other job responsibilities will include: organizing workshops for data synthesis and model testing activities; assisting investigators and the data-archive scientists in the submission and documentation of data for the project website and the production of updated, gap-filled data set$s; producing peer-reviewed research papers, newsletters and reports on FLUXNET activities and analysis and other day-to-day activities of the FLUXNET project.

Basic Qualifications:
Candidates must have completed all degree requirements, excluding the dissertation, for a PhD or equivalent in Biogeosciences, Biogeochemistry, Ecosystem or a related field at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:
PhD or equivalent in Biogeosciences, Biogeochemistry, Ecosystem or a related field by expected start date.

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will possess an understanding of micrometerology and eddy convariance flux measurements; skills in geostatistics and be able to program in a computer language such as Matlab/R, C, python or FORTRAN. Additional skills in geographical information system and experience working with remote sensing data, Bayesian statistics and large databases are a plus. The ideal candidate will also have published peer-reviewed papers and have excellent written and oral communication skills.

The targeted start date for this position is January 5, 2015. The appointment is for 100% time for
a period of one-year with renewal based on performance and funding availability.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience ($42,000 – $49,128). UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. The Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan (PSBP) provides a comprehensive program which offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D Insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance and Voluntary Long-Term Disability Insurance. For information on UC Postdoc benefits, please visit

To Apply:
Visit (insert AP Recruit’s LINK)

Interested individuals must include a 1-2 page cover letter along with a current CV and the names of contacts of three references. The deadline for applications is ______________. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration. Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed at Professor Dennis Baldocchi at

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( ) prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

  • Close Date:
  • Additional Dates: —
  • Contact: Dennis Baldocchi email
  • Link to full posting not provided.