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Position Title/Rank Research Associate Position Summary The Michigan State University Department of Geography Environment and Spatial Sciences and Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO) invite applications for a full-time postdoctoral research associate to begin on May 1 2017 in Socioecological carbon production in managed agricultural-forest landscapes. Successful applicants will play a significant role in research funded by the NASA Carbon Cycle Science program. This work focuses on understanding the quantitative contributions of land cover change specific management practices and climate changes to the social and physical C fluxes of managed ecosystems with an initial focus on the Kalamazoo River watershed in Michigan. Strong candidates will have experience with collaborative interdisciplinary work. Department Website Address a href="http://globalchange.msu.edu/"http://globalchange.msu.edu/a Minimum Qualifications The successful candidate is required to have a PhD in environmental science geoscience geographic information science urban planning ecology or a related field. Candidate must be capable of performing field surveys in rough outdoor terrain capable of lifting up to 50 lbs. and climbing ladders. Safety training will be provided if necessary. Valid drivers license. Desired Qualifications Successful candidates will possess and demonstrate relevant interest and skills in one or more of the following topics: (1) Bottom-up scaling of landscape C fluxes from eddy covariance measurements; (2) Top-down estimates of C fluxes from a land surface model (the Community Land Model); (3) land cover remote sensing across multiple sensors; (4) socioecological analysis of managed landscapes including life cycle analysis and structural equation modeling. The successful candidate must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Health Risk/Physical Demands Field work will include travel in rough terrain and being able to lift 30 pounds. Review of Applications begins on 02-28-2017 Required Applicant documents Resume/CV; Cover Letter; Work/Writing Sample Special Instructions to Applicants The application should submit (i) one to two-page cover letter and statement of career objectives and research synergies with C cycle science in managed landscapes; (ii) a full current CV; (iii) the names positions and contact information for three reference writers; and (iv) one published or submitted manuscript with primary authorship by the applicant. If you have questions about this position please contact Dr. Jiquan Chen () and/or Kyla Dahlin (). For more information about our groups see the LEES Lab (a href="http://lees.geo.msu.edu/)"http://lees.geo.msu.edu/)/a or ERSAM Lab (a href="http://www.msu.edu/kdahlin)"http://www.msu.edu/kdahlin)/a webpages. Number of Reference Letters Required No letters required Position Title/Rank Research Associate Position Summary The Michigan State University Department of Geography Environment and Spatial Sciences and Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO) invite applications for a full-time postdoctoral research associate to begin on May 1 2017 in Socioecological carbon production in managed agricult
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