This role will build new data processing and synthesis capabilities for the AmeriFlux Network. The AmeriFlux network is a coordinated set of more than 150 sites across the Americas measuring fluxes of CO2, water, energy in terrestrial ecosystems. AMP works with AmeriFlux scientists to ensure the quality and availability of ecosystem measurements necessary to understand terrestrial ecosystems and their relationship to the Earth system. Data processing and analytics for this data are active research topics, with a lively community of interdisciplinary scientists and overarching impact ranging from fundamental biological processes to global scale climate change. The project will involve development of data processing and analysis methods for carbon flux data, and their validation on data sets collected at several types of ecosystems under a variety of climatic conditions.
As part of our Climate Sciences Department, this position will join a dynamic interdisciplinary team based at LBNL and will work closely with carbon flux researchers at LBNL, UC Berkeley, and across the Americas. LBNL is a renowned center of scientific expertise in many facets of climate-related fundamental and applied science.
We seek talented individuals with training in Biometeorology, Ecosystem Ecology, and Terrestrial/Earth system modeling, and a strong aptitude for and interest in Computational Science.
What You Will Do:
Join the research and development team processing data collected using eddy covariance and related methods.
Data processing is under development for high frequency instrument data to model-ready end-products.
Develop solutions to be applied across all AmeriFlux sites, helping to improve and create new data products for the community.
Develop and code new and existing carbon flux data processing methods for quality assurance, data corrections, and product generation.
Create and validate uncertain and sensitive quantification methods.
Evaluate the processing techniques and results.
Data analysis to improve cross-site comparability.
Collaborate with tower teams to identify site specific conditions requiring attention in data processing methods and models.
Work in a multidisciplinary team environment, including backgrounds in Biology, Ecology, Earth Sciences, Statistics, and Computer Science.
Author peer-reviewed journal articles and contribute to grant proposals.
What is Required:
Ph.D. or equivalent work experience in an appropriate scientific discipline.
Postdoctoral research experience, is preferable, in field measurements and/or analysis and interpretation of complex and diverse datasets.
Experience with writing and/or adapting scientific software.
Established record of peer reviewed publications.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work with and collaborate with other staff.
What We Prefer:
Previous research activities focused on carbon flux data collection and analysis.
Experience with scientific programming languages such as R, Python, or MatLab.
Experience with integration of large data sets from different sources.
Experience with land models or earth system models and their required inputs.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on September 29, 2018.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year, Career-Track (Term) appointment. This position has the possibility of extension annually for up to five years and/or promotion to a career appointment, based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
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 performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.