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Postdoctoral Fellow Biophysics of Natural Climate Solutions

Indiana University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
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Jun 25, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Statistics
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Postdoctoral Fellow

Biophysics of Natural Climate Solutions

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Bloomington, Indiana


We are seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our research team at Indiana University (IU) – Bloomington. The position will be focused on leveraging land-atmosphere carbon, water, and energy flux observations to reduce biophysical uncertainty surrounding the usefulness of Natural Climate Solutions, including reforestation and altered cropland and forest management regimes. The postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged to purse a novel research project with an emphasis on constraining our understanding of the carbon uptake potential of NCS and/or associated biophysical impacts on local hydrologic and temperature regimes. Preference will be given to candidates prepared to synthesize data contained in environmental observation networks, alone or in combination with remote sensing observations and models.


The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by Dr. Kim Novick (IU O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs), with ample opportunities to collaborate with other environmental science faculty on the IU-Bloomington campus. The postdoctoral fellow will be based in Bloomington, Indiana. The position is expected to last for 24 months beginning in late fall of 2021, with opportunities for an additional year of support contingent on funding  

Qualifications: The successful application will have earned a Ph.D. in environmental science or engineering, atmospheric science, ecology, environmental informatics, or a related field at time of appointment. Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to work independently and to mentor undergraduate and graduate research assistants.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Full benefits included.


To apply, please submit: 1) a letter of application that explains how this position fits your experience and goals, 2) your curriculum vita, and 3) names of at least three references electronically to will begin reviewing applications on July 20, 2021. Please submit all materials before that deadline for full consideration. Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to: Dr. Kim Novick,, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, MSB-II 322, Bloomington, IN 47405. 


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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