Postdoctoral Researcher -- urban greenhouse gas emissions research

Opportunity Type: 
Postdoc

A postdoctoral position within the Vulcan/Hestia team focused on high resolution greenhouse gas emissions modeling is available in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. The Vulcan and Hestia projects are cutting-edge efforts aimed at high resolution quantification and understanding of fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions from the global to the individual building level. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a high resolution fossil fuel CO2 emissions data product within multiple urban settings (domestic and international). This effort will combine a wide array of knowledge and skills including:

  • GIS
  • Energy consumption statistics
  • Building and transportation modeling
  • Air quality monitoring data
  • Remote sensing
  • Urban planning
  • Geospatial statistics
  • Energy systems modeling

Given the multidisciplinary nature of the research, a highly self-directed, creative and self-motivated individual is sought. The appointment will be made initially for the period of 1/1/13 through 12/31/13 with possibility of extension for additional years. Start date, however, is flexible.

Candidates must have received a PhD in the geosciences or field related to position (eg. urban planning, urban ecology, geography, civil engineering) within the past five years from an accredited college or university.

Necessary skills:

  • Experience with GIS software and analysis
  • Geospatial statistics
  • Programming abilities (Java, C++, fortran)

Desired skills:

  • Air emissions data/modeling
  • Background in carbon cycle science
  • Carbon accounting
  • Energy accounting
  • Remote sensing applications

The applicant will be expected to publish peer-reviewed journal articles and effectively communicate with a wide range of scientists, planners, city managers, and policymakers.

Applicants should send a cover letter describing their research experience and interests, a curriculum vita, and have three reference letters sent to (email or surface mail):

Prof. Kevin Gurney
School of Life Science
Arizona State University
PO Box 874501
Tempe, AZ, 85287-4501
kevin.gurney@asu.edu (email preferred).

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to exellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Expiration Date: 
Sun, 2013-01-13
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