This postdoctoral position will perform research on quantification and analysis of fossil fuel CO2
emissions at fine space/time scales in the North American domain. Working with the “Vulcan”
and Hestia emissions data products (vulcan.project.asu.edu; hestia.project.asu.edu), the
postdoctoral scientist will expand, improve and extend the emissions data products and analyze
the emissions in conjunction with North American 14CO2 monitoring and atmospheric transport
modeling. The position requires a knowledge combination of carbon biogeochemistry, data
mining, and numerical modeling. The position will require collaboration with colleagues at the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration among others.
Candidates must have received a PhD in the geosciences or a field related to position (eg.
Ecology, GIS/Geography, Civil Engineering) from an accredited college or university. The
applicant will be expected to publish peer-reviewed journal articles and effectively communicate
with a wide range of physical and social scientists.
Necessary skills: geospatial statistics, large codebase management and programming (eg. R,
SQL). Desired skills: experience with GIS and spatial mapping/analysis, air quality experience,
experience in carbon accounting/footprinting, energy supply/demand analysis, systems
Given the multidisciplinary nature of the research, a highly self-directed, creative and selfmotivated
individual is sought. The position is a fulltime appointment with an anticipated start
date between 4/1/2017 and 8/31/2017. The appointment will be made initially for one year with
possibility of extension for additional years. Salary range is $50,000-$55,000 dependent on
experience, with associated University benefits.
Applicants should send a cover letter describing their research experience and interests, a
curriculum vita, and arrange for three reference letters sent to (email or surface mail): Prof.
Kevin Gurney, School of Life Science, Arizona State University, PO Box 874501, Tempe, AZ,
85287-4501. firstname.lastname@example.org (email preferred).
The initial closing date for receipt of applications is February 1, 2017; applications will be
reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.
A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply. For additional information on this position and the School of
Life Sciences, please visit https://sols.asu.edu/resources/employment.