POSTDOC POSITION

at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography to advance understanding of the dynamics of boreal and arctic ecosystems in a time of rapid climate change. The study will leverage the complementary information contained in measurements of atmospheric CO2 concentration and satellite measurements of land ecosystem biological productivity.  The work is directly relevant to improving predictions of how boreal and arctic ecosystems will change over the next century, as CO2 continues to rise and climate continues to warm. The project will entail close collaboration between the Prof. Ralph Keeling at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Dr. Ramakrishna Nemani of the NASA Ames Research Center, leveraging synergies between the observational capabilities of the Scripps CO2 program and the data analysis and ecosystem modeling capabilities of the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) platform at Ames.

Candidates with experience with analyzing large datasets are especially encouraged to apply.  Desired start date is as soon as possible, and preferably before Feb 1, 2015.  Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.  Interested candidates should contact Ralph Keeling (rkeeling@ucsd.edu<mailto:rkeeling@ucsd.edu>).

Ralph Keeling
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
Work phone: 858 534 7582