Two funded postdoctoral positions are available focusing on understanding the exciting and quickly evolving area of interaction between the biogeochemistry of nitrogen cycle and climate. The successful applicants will demonstrate experience with with models or large datasets, and have a record of publications in peer-reviewed literature. He or she will work on collaborative, interdisciplinary modeling and model-data synthesis projects that are relevant for predicting human impacts on biogeochemistry and climate. The work will involve analyzing various aspects of the nitrogen cycle and its climate impacts with an emphasis on land processes including those that couple atmospheric and terrestrial nitrogen cycling. A wide range of possible research topics are possible including the impact of managed land on the nitrogen cycle, interactions between the nitrogen cycle and terrestrial carbon storage, and interactions with atmospheric constituents extending to pollution and climate change, as well as constraining the nitrogen cycle with measurements.
These positions are open now and will be reviewed as they are received in Christine Goodale’s, Peter Hess’s and Natalie Mahowald’s research groups at Cornell University. The positions requires a PhD in a relevant area. The project involves researchers at multiple institutions with the possibility of travel for collaborations.