Earth Research Scientist

Organization:  CE-Climate & Ecosystems

Berkeley Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA,
< has an exciting opening for an Earth Research
Scientist to join the AmeriFlux Management Project (AMP,

This role will build new data processing and synthesis capabilities for the AmeriFlux Network. The AmeriFlux network is a coordinated set of more than 150 sites across the Americas measuring fluxes of CO2, water, energy in terrestrial ecosystems. AMP works with AmeriFlux scientists to ensure the quality and availability of ecosystem measurements necessary to understand terrestrial ecosystems and their relationship to the Earth system. Data processing and analytics for this data are active research topics, with a lively community of interdisciplinary scientists and overarching impact ranging from fundamental biological processes to global scale climate change. The project will involve development of data processing and analysis methods for carbon flux data, and their validation on data sets collected at several types of ecosystems under a variety of climatic conditions.

As part of our Climate Sciences Department (<>), this position will join a dynamic interdisciplinary team based at LBNL and will work closely with carbon flux researchers at LBNL, UC Berkeley, and across the Americas. LBNL is a renowned center of scientific expertise in many facets of climate-related fundamental and applied science.

We seek talented individuals with training in Biometeorology, Ecosystem Ecology, and Terrestrial/Earth system modeling, and a strong aptitude for and interest in Computational Science.

What You Will Do:
• Join the research and development team processing data collected using
eddy covariance and related methods.
• Data processing is under development for high frequency instrument
data to model-ready end-products.
• Develop solutions to be applied across all AmeriFlux sites, helping to
improve and create new data products for the community.
• Develop and code new and existing carbon flux data processing methods
for quality assurance, data corrections, and product generation.
• Create and validate uncertain and sensitive quantification methods.
• Evaluate the processing techniques and results.
• Data analysis to improve cross-site comparability.
• Collaborate with tower teams to identify site specific conditions
requiring attention in data processing methods and models.
• Work in a multidisciplinary team environment, including backgrounds in
Biology, Ecology, Earth Sciences, Statistics, and Computer Science.
• Author peer-reviewed journal articles and contribute to grant proposals.

What is Required:
• Ph.D. or equivalent work experience in an appropriate scientific
• Postdoctoral research experience, is preferable, in field measurements
and/or analysis and interpretation of complex and diverse datasets.
• Experience with writing and/or adapting scientific software.
• Established record of peer reviewed publications.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work with and collaborate with other staff.

What We Prefer:
• Previous research activities focused on carbon flux data collection
and analysis.
• Experience with scientific programming languages such as R, Python, or
• Experience with integration of large data sets from different sources.
• Experience with land models or earth system models and their required

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for
full consideration, please apply by close of business on September 29, 2018.

• This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1
year, Career-Track (Term) appointment.  This position has the
possibility of extension annually for up to five years and/or promotion
to a career appointment, based upon satisfactory job performance,
continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
• Salary is commensurate with experience.
• This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions
will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the
responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction
history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being
considered for employment.
• Work will be performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron
Road, Berkeley, CA.

How To Apply Apply directly online at <> and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

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Job Posting: Climate Data Analyst in Climate Analysis and Monitoring Theme

PCIC is seeking to hire a Climate Data Analyst

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC)

The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium is a regional climate service
centre that bridges the gap between climate science and the needs of
stakeholders in British Columbia and across Canada. PCIC provides
accessible, credible information to these stakeholders about past and
future climate conditions for their regions and what these changes might
mean. This supports decision makers as they develop plans and policies
that account for and minimize the risks that they face due to the
changing climate. To do this, PCIC performs a variety of functions,
including: compiling and providing quality-controlled data; downscaling
the output of global climate models; performing hydrologic modelling;
translating current research findings; providing interpretation of
technical climate science data for decision makers; and performing
research in a variety of areas.

Job Description


Come join PCIC and its stakeholders in our efforts to continually
improve climate services in British Columbia and western Canada. The
Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) hosts over two dozen
scientists, analysts, post-doctoral fellows and students performing
leading edge applied climate research. A major component of PCIC’s
services is characterising the climate of British Columbia using a
comprehensive archive of weather observation data and interpolating that
data at high spatial resolution using PRISM climate mapping software.
The data are also used to characterize the historical occurrence and
frequency of extreme values and to provide a validating baseline to
climate modelling and climate model downscaling in the province.

The climate data analyst will work as part of the Climate Analysis and
Monitoring theme within PCIC and will be instrumental in improving the
quality and availability of the data used in major projects related to
climate mapping and extremes analysis. This includes characterizing
climate and its changes in innovative ways, assessing the data used in
climate products and improving and augmenting the data where possible
including via the use of multi-station quality control or machine
learning approaches. These tasks require a good understanding of
high-volume data processing, database management and statistics. Skills
must be supported by fluency in open source computational and
programming tools such as Linux and R. Furthermore, an understanding
BC’s climate and the challenges of weather observation in the province
is desirable.


•Assist with the climatological characterization of the region using a
large archive of weather data.

•Develop new 1981 – 2010 and 1991 – 2020 climate normals and climate
normal maps.

•Develop data acquisition streams for US and other non-BC data.

•Address user-highlighted issues with specific station records.

•Apply tools to assess occurrence of extremes in Canada.

Knowledge, Experience, and Ability


•B.Sc. or M.Sc. with major in Meteorology, Geophysics, or other numerate
Earth Science or Computer Science with an interest in earth

•Strong programming skills preferably in R and Python.

•Familiarity with version control tools such as Git.

•Strong organizational and documenting abilities.


•Demonstrated work with data analysis and handling of observational data

•Demonstrated ability to manage projects on long and short term.

•Experience working with open source software tools/operating systems.


•Work in a self-directed manner and within a team environment.

•Able to survey current practice and improve methods where needed.

•Willing to be flexible with job duties.

Employment period

2 year term commitment, subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month
probationary period, with possibility of renewal dependent on continued

Weekly working hours
Pay rate

Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Commensurate with education and experience

Additional information: Address enquiries to Faron Anslow at

Application: Please send your application including a cover letter, CV,
and three professional references to Faron Anslow, _climate@uvic.ca_,
with “ATTN: CAM Climate Data Analyst” in the subject line. Please
indicate whether you are legally able to work in Canada.

Review of applicants will startimmediately and will continue until a
suitable candidate is found.

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