Position: The School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell
University is seeking a highly motivated PhD student to conduct interdisciplinary studies in land surface processes. The position is located in the Section of Soil and Crop Science. The successful applicant is expected to learn and apply advanced observational, modeling and geospatial approaches to integrate eco-physiological, biophysical, biogeochemical and hydrological processes to understand and forecast complex land surface dynamics at different spatial and temporal scales in the context of climate change. The successful applicant will have opportunities to gain experience in developing and applying regional/global land surface models (e.g., NCAR?s CESM), analyzing remote sensing datasets (e.g., solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence, Lidar, etc), conducting field measurements at Cornell research farms, and presenting original scientific results at meetings and in publications.

Qualification: Requirements include background in an ecology-, agriculture-, climate-, remote sensing-, or computation-related field, strong interests in big-data analysis, data mining, statistics, and programing experience in at least one of Fortran, C, Matlab, NCL, R or Python. Preferences are given to those with some knowledge in remote sensing, CESM/CLM, or field sensors and data acquisition.

Application: Please submit application materials to Cornell graduate school at http://gradschool.cornell.edu/admissions/applying/apply-now. Information of application procedure for Section of Soil and Crop Science can be found at http://gradschool.cornell.edu/academics/fields-of-study/subject/332.
Candidates are encouraged to submit a curriculum vitae to Dr. Ying Sun
(ys776@cornell.edu or Ying.Sun@jpl.nasa.gov).

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 will join a collaborative and interdisciplinary community on the main campus located in Ithaca, NY. The Section of Soil and Crop Sciences (http://scs.cals.cornell.edu/)
is part of Cornell’s School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS, http://sips.cals.cornell.edu/) at College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (https://cals.cornell.edu ). 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.

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