Other Opportunities in SESE

Job ID 11396 | Postdoctoral scholar in remote sensing of large-scale water mass budget variations

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position to work in collaboration with Manoochehr Shirzaei and Susanna Werth on the monitoring large-scale water mass budget variations using a combination of InSAR, GPS, and GRACE data sets.

This research requires:
• Multitemporal interferometric processing of large SAR data sets and integration with GPS data
• Analyzing satellite gravity data (GRACE, etc...)
• Inverse modeling of total water storage variations

More information about the department can be found at http://sese.asu.edu

The initial appointment is for one year with subsequent annual renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. The start date is negotiable. This position comes with a competitive salary, funding for travel, and full health insurance coverage. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in geophysics, hydrology, or closely related field by the start date, and a background in radar remote sensing and/or geophysical numerical modeling. Desired qualifications include a background in both radar remote sensing and geophysical numerical modeling, and familiarity with hydrological processes.

To apply, please submit a single PDF document to shirzaei@asu.edu incorporating the following:
• A cover letter
• Contact information for two references
• A curriculum vitae with a publication list
• A statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (three pages or less)

Complete applications will be reviewed beginning November 29, 2015. Complete applications received after this date are still welcome and will be reviewed every two weeks until the search is closed. Early expressions of interest and inquiries can be sent directly to Prof. Shirzaei. A background check is required for employment.

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: http://www.asu.edu/hr/benefits/forms/benefitpacketpostdocs.pdf

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html
https://www.asu.edu/titleIX

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certification.

 


Job ID 11345 | Postdoctoral scholar in dryland ecosystem science

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position focused on understanding controls over carbon cycling in human- impacted dryland ecosystems. The postdoc will collaborate on one or more projects addressing carbon cycle responses to changes in vegetation, land management, and climate. Potential projects include characterization of abiotic controls over litter decomposition and the fate of decomposition products, a large-scale manipulative study evaluating the consequences of brush management on multiple ecosystem services, a multi-site study quantifying the role of organic matter inputs on soil carbon processes, and use of co-located rainfall and grazing gradients to quantify above- and belowground carbon cycle responses to human land use under different climate regimes. The postdoc will work with Dr. Heather Throop and a multi-disciplinary group of collaborators in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Opportunities will also exist to work with collaborators at other universities and federal agencies. Potential field sites include the Santa Rita Experimental Range (Arizona), the Jornada Basin LTER (New Mexico), and precipitation gradients Namibia.

The postdoc will be expected to collaborate on existing projects as well as take a lead on developing independent research projects relating to existing work. The successful candidate will be expected to take a lead on manuscript development and will have the opportunity to participate in future grant proposal submissions. The postdoc will have the opportunity to participate in formal career development programs at ASU (e.g., the SESE Postdoctoral Development Program).

More information about SESE and SoLS can be found at:
http://sese.asu.edu
http://sols.asu.edu

The initial appointment is for one year with subsequent annual renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. The desired start date is 15 January, 2016. This position comes with a competitive salary and health insurance. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecosystem science, ecology, soil science, biology, biogeochemistry or a closely related field by the start date. Desired qualifications include demonstrated proficiency with laboratory analyses (elemental analysis, stable isotope analysis, gas flux measurements), field measurements, ecosystem modeling, a strong publication record, and strong quantitative skills. A valid drivers license is required. Periodic field campaigns may require several weeks of travel under challenging working and living conditions, including extreme temperatures.

To apply, please submit a single PDF document to heather.throop@asu.edu that includes the following:
* A cover letter
* Contact information for three references
* A curriculum vitae with a publication list
* A statement of past research accomplishments, research interests, and career goals (three pages or less)

Complete applications will be reviewed beginning 23 October, 2015. Complete applications received after this date are still welcome and will be reviewed every two weeks until the search is closed.

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: http://www.asu.edu/hr/benefits/forms/benefitpacketpostdocs.pdf

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html
https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certification.
 


Job ID 11290 | Postdoctoral scholar in magma ocean and atmospheric modeling

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position to work in collaboration with Steve Desch and Linda Elkins-Tanton on the early evolution of volatiles in terrestrial planets, especially their interactions with both their protoplanetary disks and with their planets’ magma oceans. This research requires use and adaptation of an existing computer code such as FLASH for modeling the hydrodynamics of the atmosphere, and a second existing code addressing magma oceans and their solidification.

The initial appointment is for one year with subsequent annual renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. The start date is negotiable. This position comes with a competitive salary, funding for travel, moving expenses, and full health insurance coverage. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in geophysics, planetary science, or closely related field by the start date, and a background in either astrophysical or geophysical numerical modeling. Desired qualifications include a background in both astrophysical and geophysical numerical modeling, and familiarity with geochemical constraints. Experience running numerical codes, including hydrodynamic codes, at high performance computing facilities is strongly desired.

To apply, please submit a single PDF document to ltelkins@asu.edu incorporating the following:
• A cover letter
• Contact information for three references
• A curriculum vitae with a publication list
• A statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (three pages or less)

Complete applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2015. Complete applications received after this date are still welcome and will be reviewed every two weeks until the search is closed. Early expressions of interest and inquiries can be sent directly to Prof. Elkins-Tanton or Prof. Desch. A background check is required for employment.

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: http://www.asu.edu/hr/benefits/forms/benefitpacketpostdocs.pdf

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html
https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certification.
 


Two Postdoctoral Positions in the Characterization of Exoplanetary Systems

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions at the School for Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University (ASU) to work in collaboration with Dr. Evgenya Shkolnik on the characterization of exoplanetary systems.

The postdoctoral scholars will have full access to world-class telescopes and instruments through the Arizona telescope system, which provides access to the 11-meter equivalent Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5-meter MMT, the 2.2-meter Bok telescope (all in Arizona), and the twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes at LCO in Chile, along with several smaller telescopes. In addition, SESE hosts an interdisciplinary theoretical program, laboratories for the development of state-of-the-art instrumentation, and extensive computing facilities, including in-house parallel supercomputers.

The initial appointment is for one year with an extension to two years in the case of satisfactory progress. The start date is negotiable, but no later than September 2016. These positions come with a competitive salary, funding for computer resources, travel, moving expenses and full benefits. A Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, planetary science, or a closely related field is required by the start date.

To apply, please submit a single PDF document to shkolnik@asu.edu incorporating the following:


• Cover letter
CV with a publication list

• Statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (two pages maximum)


• Three letters of recommendation, which should be sent directly to the email address above

Complete applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2015. Applications after this date are still welcome until the positions are filled. Early expressions of interest and inquiries can be sent directly to Dr. Shkolnik.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html
https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certification.

Included Benefits (PDF):
http://www.asu.edu/hr/benefits/forms/benefitpacketpostdocs.pdf