The Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole invites applications for a postdoctoral scientist who will develop a new agricultural biogeochemical model that is open source, based on some existing models such as the “Community Land Model” (CLM). A comprehensive crop submodel is expected to be developed that incorporates management options, including organic farming and carbon farming. The model will be parameterized and validated from intensive field measurement data, including eddy flux, chamber measurements, and soil coring data. Maintaining and analyzing these field data are also expected for the postdoc. The model will be eventually web-based and easily used by farmers and land managers.
Founded in 1888, the MBL, located in the scenic research town, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA, is a center for research, education, and training in ecology, environmental sciences, and biology. MBL is affiliated with the University of Chicago.
A Ph.D. in ecology, environmental science, or related disciplines is required. Candidates should have strong modeling experience as well as fieldwork experience, who understand deeply biogeochemical processes, with a productive publication record. Two-year funding is available.
To be considered for this position, you must upload with your application the following documents:
Please do not have referees send unsolicited letters of recommendation.