Postdoctoral Researcher
SDSU Research Foundation - San Diego, CA

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Benefits Eligibility

Regular with benefits

FTE Percent

100

Annualized or Hourly Salary

Annualized

Advertised Salary

$42,000 - $43,260 DOE

Job Responsibilities

The post-doc selected will carry out research in Alaska as part of the NSF-funded project entitled: "Methane loss from Arctic: towards an annual budget of CH4 emissions from tundra ecosystems across a latitudinal gradient", measuring CO2 and CH4 fluxes in several eddy covariance towers in Alaska (Barrow, Atqasuk, and Ivotuk). The post-doctoral scholar will be immersed in an international and stimulating environment, and be in contact with several research groups and large projects (such as NASA/JPL CARVE, Oechel Co-PI, that is currently collecting CH4 concentrations and remotely sensed information with aircraft over the above mentioned eddy covariance towers). The research environment is intended to help facilitate the development of the post-doc into an independent, well networked, scientist. The responsibilities will include periods of field work in northern Alaska, measuring CO2 and CH4 fluxes with eddy covariance, processing of the eddy covariance data, guiding students and technicians. The post will also involve presentation of the research results to international meetings and the preparation of reports and manuscripts for publication in international journals. This position is renewed on an annual basis contingent upon funding availability.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in atmospheric, environmental science, or related field with an emphasis in ecosystem physiology and or modeling with experience in one or more of the following areas: eddy covariance, ecosystem modeling, micrometeorology, biogeochemical measurements of trace gas fluxes and/or plant physiological ecology, nutrient cycling measurements.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary team Excellent oral and written communication skills. Able to work independently and effectively in remote field conditions, under challenging weather conditions.

Standard Requirements

This description incorporates the most typical duties performed. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed. The ability to report to work on time; follow directions from a supervisor; interact effectively with co-workers; understand and follow posted work rules and procedures; accept constructive criticism; for managers and supervisory personnel to lead and manage others; and to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.

Preferred Education/Certifications

Preferred Experience/Special Skills

Knowledge of biogeochemical cycles, eddy covariance technique, programming for data acquisition and data reductions (e.g. Campbell CR basics, etc.), eddy covariance instrument set-up and operation.

Working Conditions

Periodic travel to meetings for presentations/interaction (e.g. AmeriFlux, AGU) and travel to remote field sites with challenging weather conditions.

Job Close Date Jobs close at 4pm PST

12-15-2012

Supplemental Questions

Additional Instructions for Applicants

Certain SDSURF positions must undergo background and other screening, which may include criminal history, credit history, health examination, fingerprinting, or other screening criteria which the SDSURF determines necessary for business purposes. Where such requirements are known, they will be stated in the job posting. By accepting a position with SDSURF, you are agreeing to undergo such screenings at any time during your employment with SDSURF if it is determined necessary for business reasons.

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Activity Report

Physical Effort with or without reasonable accommodations

Indicate the numbers of hours per day the employee will perform the following.

Bending over

3-4

Kneeling

N/A

Sitting

3-4

Standing

5-6

Climbing

N/A

Lifting or carrying

10 lbs or less

Walking

5-6

Reaching overhead

1-2

Crouching

1-2

Repetitive use of hands/arms

1-2

Crawling

1-2

Balancing

N/A

Pushing or pulling

N/A

Repetitive use of legs

3-4

Eye/hand coordination

1-2

Driving cars, trucks, forklifts, and other equipment

Yes

Being around scientific equipment and machinery

Yes

Walking on uneven ground

Yes

Mental Effort

Indicate the numbers of hours per day the employee will perform the following.

Directing others

1-2

Writing

5-6

Using math/calculations

3-4

Talking

3-4

Working at various tempos

1-2

Concentrating amid distractions

1-2

Remembering names

1-2

Remembering details

1-2

Making descisions

1-2

Working rapidly

1-2

Examining/observing details

1-2

Discriminating colors

N/A

Environmental Factors

Indicate the numbers of hours per day the employee will perform the following.

Inside

3-4

Outside

5-6

Humid

3-4

Hazards

N/A

High places

1-2

Hot

N/A

Cold

5-6

Dry

3-4

Wet

5-6

Change of temperature

3-4

Dirty

3-4

Dusty

1-2

Odors

3-4

Noisy

N/A

Working with others

3-4

Working around others

3-4

Working alone

3-4

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