Dr. Chi Chen's lab at Rutgers' Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources (DEENR) is seeking a Post Doctoral Associate interested in the broad area of terrestrialecosystem dynamics. Using a combination of ground-based, remote sensing and numerical model simulated data, the successful candidate will lead research on 1) developing new remote sensing theories and algorithms to monitor regional to global vegetation activities; 2) identifying and constraining key processes of how vegetation interacts with the terrestrial carbon, water, and energy cycles; and 3) understanding the drivers (including anthropogenetic and natural) and climatic consequences of regional to global ecosystem dynamics.
Dr. Chen's research on ecosystem dynamics aims to benefit land management practices and provide guidance for nature-based climate solutions, including but not limited to cooling surface temperatures, enhancing net terrestrial carbon sink, securing food/agriculture production, improving urban planning, and protecting the terrestrial ecosystem under climate change and human activities.
Minimum Education and Experience:
The candidate must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Rutgers University follows a policy to provide affirmative action and equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment. As a university, Rutgers is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse and welcoming workplace. The PI will provide the successful candidate an office space, a computer workstation, access to high-performance computing clusters, and other supports related to the posted academic position. The successful candidate will access Rutgers university-wide resources and benefit from potential collaboration of team projects within Rutgers and other institutions. DEENR is the home department of an active cluster of researchers at the Rutgers Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Chi Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include your latest CV and names of three references. The position start date can be as early as in Spring 2023 but is negotiable depending on the candidate's availability. Rutgers University offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The initial contract duration is 12 months, with the possibility of extension depending on the candidate's performance and funding. More information on Dr. Chen's research: https://sites.google.com/site/chenchichichen/.
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