3 post-docs at Duke University

Below please find descriptions for 3 post-doctoral fellows at Duke University.

*Three Postdoctoral Research Associates in *
*Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions at Duke University*

Three post-doctoral positions are available starting in the spring of 2012 in the groups of Professors Gabriel Katul, Ram Oren, and Sari Palmroth (Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University) and Amilcare Porporato (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University). The positions are for 1 year each, renewable up to 2-3 years depending on funding. We are looking for motivated candidates, having strong background in one or more of the following areas:

Computational fluid mechanics or hydraulics, biosphere-atmosphere numerical modeling, and field research / experience in eddy-covariance methods and corollary approaches .Background in engineering or physics is desirable but not required.

The successful candidates will join a team of students and post-doctoral fellows working on constraining the simultaneous effects of elevated atmospheric CO2, temperature, and shifts in rainfall patterns on ecosystem carbon fluxes using multi-scale resource optimization theories, hydraulic controls on carbon cycling and water/energy exchange rates of Southern Conifers, and Micrometeorological methods for inferring whole canopy evapotranspiration in large agricultural structures.

Further information can be obtained via e-mail (gaby at duke dot edu) or at:

Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Prof. Gabriel Katul, Nicholas School of the Environment, Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0328.
Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.