Postdoc Researcher - Carbon Cycle Sciences

Pasadena, CA
Sep 10, 2018
Oct 09, 2018
13160805460 Junjie Liu
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The Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology invites applicants for a postdoctoral research position in carbon cycle sciences, especially in the area of carbon cycle science, atmospheric  greenhouse gases flux inversion, trace gas transport, validation and evaluation of top-down flux inversion results.


The coming decade will usher in a “golden era” of satellite carbon measurements from a number of space agencies creating a virtual constellation.  In order to quantify the information provided by NASA satellites to this constellation, the successful applicant will perform Observing System Simulation Experiments at global and regional scales, develop innovative strategies to quantify uncertainty with independent observations, implement innovative diagnostic algorithms, and analyze results from satellite data. He/She will present the results in conferences, publish in scientific journals, and engage with a highly interdisciplinary, multicenter scientific staff.


Applicants should have a recent Ph. D in atmospheric science, or a related field. Strong background in carbon science, atmospheric inverse modeling, data assimilation, and atmospheric modeling is preferred. Excellent communication and writing skills are highly desirable. The appointments are contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.

The initial appoint will be awarded for one year, and is renewable in one-year increments depending on his/her performance and available funding. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to the JPL Opportunities website via: