Cornell University, School of Integrative Plant Science – Section of Soil and Crop Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-School of Integrative Plant Science – Section of Soil and Crop Sciences-POSTDOC [#12353, WDR-00016759]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate in Agroecosystem Modeling
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Agriculture / Ecology, Remote Sensing, Computation
Soil Science
Appl Deadline:2019/01/25* finished (2018/10/11, finished 2019/04/12)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Position Announcement: Postdoc Position in Agroecosystem Modeling at Cornell University


Position: Dr. Ying Sun’s lab at Cornell University is seeking a talented, independent, and highly motivated postdoc in agroecosystem modeling. The position is located in the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences at School of Integrative Plant Science. The successful candidate is expected to integrate the latest advances in eco-physiological, biophysical, biogeochemical and hydrological processes of agroecosystems into regional or global land surface models (e.g., NCAR’s CESM). The successful candidate will also have opportunities to analyze remote sensing data, conducting field studies at Cornell research farms, and presenting original scientific results at meetings and in publications.


The position is anticipated to start immediately or will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. Benefits package is included.


Qualification: Requirements include a PhD degree in agriculture-, ecology-, climate-, remote sensing, or computation-related field. Preferences will be given to candidates with expertise in developing and performing large-scale model simulations (e.g., NCAR CESM/CLM) and programing skills in Fortran, C, Matlab, NCL, R or Python. 


Application: Candidates are encouraged to send curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, contact information for three references, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion and apply via the website  


About School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell: The Cornell University houses a large internationally renowned group of academics with many collaborative projects in the area of environmental sciences and engineering. Incoming students/postdoc will join a collaborative and interdisciplinary community on the main campus located in Ithaca, NY. The Section of Soil and Crop Sciences ( is part of Cornell’s School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS, at College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ( ). Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Section of Soil and Crop Sciences
School of Integrative Plant Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
1023 Bradfield Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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