Design of Multi-Use Biofuel Feedstock Production Landscapes – Postdoctoral Position

The Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) at The University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar – Employee position starting April-June 2011 in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. The candidate will work with Dr. Matthew D. Potts (www.pottsgroup.org) on a project to develop a management tool for multi-use Miscanthus feedstock production landscapes.

Successful applicants will be expected to integrate ongoing EBI research with existing ecological and economic theory, models and data to: (i) develop spatiotemporal production functions for biodiversity and ecosystem services in potential areas of Miscanthus expansion; and (ii) create a spatially dynamic modeling tool that will allow for the determination of the optimal spatiotemporal management strategies for a variety of objective functions and social, environmental and economic constraints.

The appointment will initially be for one year and may be renewed. The position offers a competitive salary plus benefits.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area such as ecology or economics; strong analytical, computing and GIS skills; and have demonstrated the ability to produce high quality scientific results with limited direct guidance.

To Apply:

Applications, including a cover letter, CV, one-page summary of research interests, and the names and addresses of three referees, should be should be submitted by March 4, 2011 online at: http://resaccess.berkeley.edu:80/sReg.php?i=44
If you have any difficulties uploading your application, please e-mail ebi@berkeley.edu.

Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of
Confidentiality found at http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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