Posting Summary: Postdoctoral Research Associate - University of Virginia
The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the remote sensing of vegetation photosynthesis from multiple spatial scales. The successful candidate will be working on leaf to canopy level measurements of solar-induced fluorescence (SIF) and its linkage to plant photosynthesis. The postdoc will measure SIF using field spectrometers, drones, and airborne remote sensing. The postdoc will be working with scientists in the Toolik Long Term Ecological Research site, Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research site, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA. The postdoc will prepare a manuscript, based on the modeling work, for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The postdoc will work directly with Xi Yang in the Department of Environmental Sciences.
A Ph.D. in biology, environmental sciences, geology, geography, or a related field is required by the appointment start date. Experience with Earth system sciences, remote sensing, plant physiology is preferred. Knowledge of one or more advanced computer programming languages is required, including Matlab, R, or Python. Knowledge of recent development of SIF is preferred. The successful candidate should be enthusiastic, creative, and highly motivated. This position will require extensive fieldwork in Alaska, New Mexico, and Virginia. Strong skills in verbal and written communication of scientific results, ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of interdisciplinary teams, and ability to organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple tasks are critical skills.
This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624076. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach the following: a cover letter summarizing your research interests, accomplishments, and professional goals; curriculum vitae with a list of publications; and the contact information for three (3) references. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Xi Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at email@example.com .
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