Global Nitrogen Innovation Center for Clean Energy and the Environment

Assistant Research Scientist- Postdoctoral Researcher in Integrated Nitrogen Modeling

Position Description:  

The Global Nitrogen Innovation Center for Clean Energy and the Environment (NICCEE) is seeking a motivated researcher with experience in the areas of agriculture and land use modeling, energy modeling, and/or biogeochemical modeling. The selected candidate will work with an interdisciplinary research team at the Joint Global Change Research Institute to develop a nitrogen module in the Global Change Analysis Model (GCAM). Using the model, they will work with collaborators at NICCEE to assess the potential impacts of green ammonia technologies on various sustainability challenges such as climate change, food security, and nutrient pollution.

Location:   Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD or Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, MD
Qualifications:  

The successful applicant must have (1) a PhD received within the last 5 years or within the next 8 months, (2) a strong publication record, and (3) experience with computer-based modeling, ideally in R, C++, and/or Python.

Start Date:   The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is found.
Description:   This is a full-time appointment with benefits, renewed annually for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory performance. Salary is $58,000 per year and includes fringe benefits.

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science unleashes the power of science to transform the way society understands and manages the environment. By conducting cutting-edge research into today’s most pressing environmental problems, we are developing new ideas to help guide our state, nation, and world toward a more environmentally sustainable future through five research centers—the Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, the Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore, and the Maryland Sea Grant College in College Park.  Information about AL and UMCES can be found at: https://www.umces.edu/al.  

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