Post-Doctoral Position in Micrometeorology and Carbon Cycle Research.

A postdoctoral research associate position is available for a candidate with expertise in micrometeorological measurements. The successful candidate will collaborate on a DOE-funded project to understand how carbon and energy fluxes differ under different land management practices. Research will be conducted at the National Environmental Research Park at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where two eddy covariance towers are located, one in a long-term cultivated field in a tilled corn/soybean rotation under tillage and the other in a field that was restored with native grassland species in 1989 and represents long-term CRP management. The project involves measuring net ecosystem exchange with the eddy towers, data analysis and net ecosystem productivity calculations. This position offers the opportunity to pursue interests in areas such as footprint modeling, effects of climatic variability, such as depth of snow cover, impacts of management practices such as periodical prairie burns, and site comparisons.
Responsibilities of the position include processing and analyzing eddy covariance data and writing results to be published in peer-reviewed publications. Qualifications required are 1) Ph.D. in plant sciences, atmospheric sciences, ecology or other relevant fields, 2) Experience with eddy flux measurements and/or plant physiology and 3) interest in terrestrial carbon cycle. Start date is flexible after August 2005.
The postdoc will be based at Argonne National Laboratory, near Chicago, IL, and will be able to interact with active research groups in terrestrial ecology and atmospheric sciences. More information about the field site and Argonne National Laboratory can be found at and Competitive salary and benefits will be provided. The position is funded for one year with potential for renewal on annual bases. For information contact Roser Matamala at Argonne National Laboratory, Environmental Research Division, Bdl. 203 E-145, 9700 S. Cass Av, Argonne, IL-60439, tel 630-252-9270. Questions or applications can be sent by e-mail to

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