Postdoctoral Fellow in Terrestrial Ecosystem Dynamics

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dec 03, 2020
Feb 01, 2021
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Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Terrestrial Ecosystem Dynamics

Position Description: Harvard University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in terrestrial ecosystem dynamics in the laboratory of Professor Paul Moorcroft The successful candidate will be involved in a research project examining regional variation in forest carbon uptake and storage via assimilation of lidar-derived measurements of forest structure into a process-based terrestrial biosphere model. The lidar-constrained model will be used to quantify the contributions of different forest ecosystems to mitigating atmospheric CO2 levels over the coming decades under different climate scenarios.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a strong background in ecosystem ecology, terrestrial biosphere modeling, or a related field. Applicants with previous experience with terrestrial ecosystem or land-surface models and/or lidar measurements of forest structure are strongly preferred.

Application Instructions: Candidates should submit application materials via the following link:

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and requires pre-employment reference and background screening.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact:  Erin Ciccone, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138.