Job Announcement: Postdoctoral scientist: Anthropogenic carbon emissions School of Life Sciences Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona

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 (;, 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. (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