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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate, Terrer Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate, Terrer Lab

  • Job Number: 20115

  • Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)

  • Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)-Terrer Lab, to leverage remote-sensing data to investigate patterns in tropical and savanna ecosystems under global change. Will investigate questions related to historical and current patterns in carbon storage, greening, deforestation, degradation, savannization/desavannization patterns and the interactions between the carbon, hydrological and nutrient cycles, combining top-down approaches with field observations. Will spend about 50% of the time working on ideas devised independently. Postdocs are encouraged to collaborate with a dynamic group of multidisciplinary scientists in the group and the department, as well as mentoring talented graduates and undergraduates who will contribute to the progress of the research.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in environmental engineering or related field, ability to work independently, strong analytical and programming skills, expertise in big data and machine-learning, and a strong publication record. Seek a remote-sensing scientist with a background in ecosystem ecology and carbon cycle in tropical systems. PREFERRED: interest or experience in ecosystem ecology and carbon cycle in tropical systems. Job #20115

Application material should include a CV and a one-page description of the project/idea you would like to develop in the future, how the idea links with your background and experience, and the potential implications and impact of the project. Any questions may be addressed to