Assistant Researcher University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05898
The UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) invites applications for a position in the professional research series at the rank of Assistant Researcher. Research emphasis will be on topics of human and climate stresses on the global carbon and water cycles. The successful candidate will lead research into the application of statistical methods, machine learning algorithms to detection and attribution of carbon emissions and removals of global terrestrial ecosystems. The research involves using a variety of ground and satellite-based observation datasets and GHG inventory data to identify and understand large-scale changes of carbon stored in terrestrial ecosystems under climate change and increasing land use activities, with a particular focus on carbon and water cycle as an interconnected system.
Required qualifications include: Candidates must have the following qualification: 1) PhD in one of the earth science disciplines or in related fields in physics and applied mathematics, and minimum of two years of post-PhD research in relevant fields, 2) extensive knowledge of remote sensing observations and techniques, 3) demonstrable expertise in the quantitative big data analysis including machine learning techniques, and 4) excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.