Position opening - postdoc in regional forest carbon estimation

The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center at the University of Alaska Southeast seeks a postdoctoral scholar to take the lead in creating and publishing terrestrial carbon stock assessments along the North Pacific coast, one of the most carbon-dense forested systems in the world, with a specific focus on linking model outputs to lateral carbon transport models to generate a true terrestrial to ocean perspective on C transport.  The position will be located in Juneau, Alaska, with opportunity to travel and work with team members at other institutions in the US and Canada as needed.

The position is a one-year term, benefit-eligible position with a chance for renewal.  All applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., forest/ecosystem ecology, soil science, environmental science).  The ideal candidate will have a background and skills in landscape-scale forest ecosystems and carbon cycling, such as a background in forest soils or ecosystem-scale flux measurements.  Because the goals of the project are explicitly spatial, the candidate should also have experience using and manipulating geospatial and remotely sensed datasets, as well as basic proficiency in programming languages such as R or Python and geospatial software (e.g., ArcGIS or GRASS).

For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Buma (bbuma@alaska.edu). To apply, please visit http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/505697/nsf-post-doctoral-fellow.