Environmental Geophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to develop and implement new methodologies for improved understanding and quantification of shallow subsurface processes, including fluxes across bedrock-soil-land surface-vegetation compartments, using geophysical and hydrological datasets. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with a multi-disciplinary group of scientists to improve predictive understanding of multi-scale terrestrial system functioning, including hydrology driven biogeochemical processes.
The position focuses on the development of advanced acquisition, processing, data assimilation and inversion techniques for advanced monitoring and quantification of complex critical zone processes. These developments will be applied in a mountainous watershed in the Upper Colorado River Basin and in the Alaskan Arctic Tundra. Essential for this position is expertise in geophysics, hydrology and/or soil physics with a particular emphasis on geophysical and hydrological data inversion and assimilation approaches and/or quantification of surface-subsurface water-heat-gas fluxes. The position requires an outstanding record of original and high-quality research, demonstrated experience in the above fields, and an enthusiasm for working with a team to improve understanding and prediction of field scale terrestrial system behavior. Desired is a familiarity with hydrogeophysical techniques, soil physics, remote sensing approaches, various geophysical methods (ERT, EM, GPR, Seismic) and statistical or inversion methods for data analyses.
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