Opportunities

Assistant Researcher (JPF07088)

Job Description

The UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) invites applications for a position of Assistant Researcher whose research will focus on coupled carbon-water cycle interactions and bioclimatic controls on terrestrial ecosystem productivity. The research will focus on:

  • Analysis of vegetation activity from spaceborne platforms including solar induced chlorophyll fluorescence (OCO-2/3, TROPOMI) to study high latitude photosynthetic change over the 21st century.
  • Working closely with terrestrial biosphere modelers and data assimilation scientists to integrate satellite fluorescence as a constraint on variations in gross primary productivity (GPP), accounting for uncertainties in observational products and SIF-GPP scaling methods
  • Investigation of ecosystem vulnerability and resilience to climate warming with respect to biodiversity metrics across in situ, airborne, and spaceborne platforms.
  • Publishing work in peer-reviewed journals and developing proposals for novel application of spaceborne SIF in carbon cycle science and terrestrial ecology/hydrology.

Required qualifications include:

  1. Ph.D. in one the earth science disciplines or in related fields in physics.
  2. Extensive knowledge and expertise in earth science such as glaciology, atmospheric science, glacial geology.
  3. Strong background and prior experience in numerical ice sheet modeling.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  

Salary: $80,800 - 85,000

Jobsites: Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

APPLY HERE: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07088

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For more information, contact: Carmen Chiuco, Personnel Coordinator, UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE), cchiuco@jifresse.ucla.edu


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