Berkeley Lab's Energy Geosciences Division has an opening for a Natural and Working Lands Database Modeler. This role is for a geochemist with soil and spectroscopic experience to continue and to complete a project on redox cycling in tropic forest soils and the implications for organic matter decomposition and iron mineral fate.
What You Will Do:
Work closely with a team of PIs to evaluate the impact of redox cycling of tropic soils and the implications of that cycling on carbon and iron fate.
Serve as a key point of contact between multiple PIs at Berkeley Lab as well as LLNL and U.C. Berkeley. Evaluate existing laboratory data as well as the acquisition and interpretation of synchrotron based spectroscopic and spectromicroscopic data on carbon and iron as well as isotopic imaging data.
Work with Berkeley Lab PIs to evaluate existing data on the fate of U under different subsurface conditions and implications for U remediation and stewardship activities.
What Is Required:
PhD in soil science, environmental science, or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
Experience conducting laboratory investigations on soil redox cycling.
Experience in the acquisition and interpretation of synchrotron based spectromicroscopic data on carbon, iron, and uranium.
Experience with isotopic imaging techniques and coupling them with chemical imaging approaches.
Record of publications in peer reviewed journals.
Extensive knowledge of the processes involved in soil redox cycling.
Ability to work with multiple types of biogeochemical data sets.
Ability to work with different types of imaging data, synchrotron and isotopic.
Experience with detailed spectral interpretation of Fe L-Edge spectroscopy.
Ability to interact with multiple PIs with divergent opinions and approaches as a member of a large multidisciplinary research team.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to convey complex scientific findings and vision to range of audiences.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
At least 5 years postdoctoral experience.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 1 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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