We are seeking a postdoc scholar to work on modeling representation and quantification of the coupled biogeochemical and hydrological cycles. The successful candidate will participate in an interdisciplinary research team to investigate the natural and anthropogenic impacts on crop production, carbon and nutrient coupling, and land-air exchange of greenhouse gases using ecological big data and modeling approaches. The postdoc scholar is expected to independently develop and implement the spatially explicit process-based land ecosystem model for assessment at regional and global scales. The specific duties include cross-scale data synthesis, model improvement, simulation, data-model integration, and application of machine learning or artificial intelligence. The postdoc will be encouraged to pursue new research direction (e.g., participate in developing research proposals) and help manage the lab and interact with graduate and undergraduate students.

• A Ph.D. degree from an accredited institution in Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Ecohydrology, Atmospheric Science, Agriculture, Forestry, remote sensing, or related fields with experience of terrestrial ecosystem modeling is required.
• Preference will be given to candidates with experience and background in biogeochemistry/ecosystem modeling, remote sensing and GIS, geospatial analysis, and proficient coding skills (in at least one of R, Python, C or C++, MATLAB).
• Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, a record of research publications in refereed journals of high quality, and a demonstrated ability to function well within multidisciplinary teams are required.
• The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the date appointment is scheduled to begin.

Offer: Salary commensurate with training and research experience plus health benefit, mentoring by and collaboration with senior research personnel from a multidisciplinary team, office space and computer facilities, and coverage of research and related travel expenses. More information on salary and benefits can be found in https://www.grad-college.iastate.edu/postdoc/policies/.

This is a one-year position with the potential to renew. The applicant is expected to fill in the position as early as possible (exact date negotiable). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedures

Applications should include a cover letter explaining your research interests and accomplishments, and your qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three professional references.

Please apply online at https://isu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/IowaStateJobs/job/Ames-IA/Postdoc-Research-Associate–Ecology_R4743. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Dr. Chaoqun Lu, e-mail: clu@iastate.edu

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