Postdoctoral Position Available: Remote Sensing and Physiological Ecology of Arctic and Boreal Ecosystems - University of Texas at El Paso

Date: 
31 October 2019

Postdoctoral Position Available
Remote Sensing and Physiological Ecology of Arctic and Boreal Ecosystems
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas

Application deadline: Open until filled

For more information, go to:
https://selutep.squarespace.com/new-page-18

For questions, contact:
Craig Tweedie
Email: ctweedie [at] utep.edu
Phone: 915-747-8448


The University of Texas at El Paso invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate in remote sensing and physiological ecology. This fixed-term position is renewable annually for up to three years and will be located in El Paso, Texas.

This postdoctoral position will support the project “Clarifying linkages between canopy solar induced fluorescence (SIF) and physiological function for high latitude vegetation.” This study is a key contribution to the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE, https://above.nasa.gov/).

The position will examine the relationship between SIF and vegetation photosynthetic capacity from the plot to landscape levels at multiple locations within the ABoVE domain. Measurements will include both multi-temporal sampling of leaf and canopy fluorescence and photosynthesis along environmental gradients, and higher temporal frequency measurements using automated sensors at select locations. Field measurements will be scaled up using both empirical approaches and physical models to link canopy SIF and photosynthetic function. The successful applicant will be required to spend two summers (2020, 2021) leading field measurement activities based out of Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow) and Fairbanks, Alaska, and will be responsible for measurements, data processing and analysis, establishment and maintenance of a data archive, publication and presentation of results, maintenance of collaborative relationships with project and ABoVE personnel, and the supervision of graduate/undergraduate assistant/s.

A PhD degree in a relevant field will be required at the time of appointment. Candidates with experience in satellite remote sensing, SIF, and/or physiological ecology are strongly encouraged to apply. A demonstrated capacity for working in an interdisciplinary team, collecting and analyzing field spectral reflectance and/or ecophysiological data, and presenting and publishing scientific papers is required. The successful applicant must be physically able to conduct field work (carry heavy loads, climb towers, drive a vehicle).

Applications must be submitted via email as a single PDF file and include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a manuscript related to the position description, and complete contact information for at least three references.

Applications should be emailed to Craig E. Tweedie at ctweedie [at] utep.edu and include “NASA-ABoVE SIF Postdoc: YOUR NAME” in the subject of the email.

Application deadline: Open until filled

For more information, go to:
https://selutep.squarespace.com/new-page-18

For questions, contact:
Craig Tweedie
Email: ctweedie [at] utep.edu
Phone: 915-747-8448