Berkeley Lab is looking for a talented Geological Project Scientist. The proposed position is to continue and to complete a project on modeling the carbon sequestration potential of natural and working lands in California.
The existing CALAND model needs to be updated, refined, and finalized before the summer of 2018 and then used to run scenarios as provided by the California Natural Resources Agency staff. The essential duties will include the development of further features in the existing version of the CALAND model. This will include writing new scripts for the model as well as integrating new data into it. It will also include searching the scientific literature and State agency reports for appropriate data to populate the model. In addition, the project scientist will interact with stakeholders to evaluate requests to make changes to the model as well incorporating the input of the science advisory committee and technical advisory committee.
Extensive knowledge of issues around carbon sequestration in natural and working lands
Ability to work with multiple types of biogeochemical data sets
Ability to work with different types of spatially explicit data
Experience working with and develop database models for carbon accounting
Extensive experience in R programing
Extensive experience with GIS
Experience using version control software, specifically GIT
Collaborating on scripting and model development through GITHub
Ability to interact with stake holders and evaluate stakeholder input
Ability to work between scientific staff and California Agency Staff
Familiarity of key biogeochemical processes controlling carbon dynamics through field and laboratory based invitations
Ability to work as a member of a large multidisciplinary research team.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to convey complex scientific findings and vision to range of audiences
Familiarity with California State climate change policy
Ph.D. in soil science, environmental science, or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
At least 1.5 years post-doctoral experience preferred.
Experience using both database and processed based biogeochemical models at site to regional scale
Record of publications in peer reviewed journals
Salary is commensurate with experience
Full-time, M-F, exempt from overtime
Term Appointment - 6 months with the possibility of extension based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
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