EARTH LAB is hiring!


***Earth Lab is hiring 7 new Post-Doctoral Research Scholars***

Please check this site for periodic updates on Earth Lab hires. Last updated: 1/26/16

We are happy to announce that the postdoc positions have been posted on the CU Careers website ( 

You can access the online application by searching for the posting #03473,

or you can go to this link directly:

The application deadline is February 18th, 2016, but positions will remain open until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

For general inquiries regarding Earth Lab jobs, please contact Chelsea Nagy (Rachel.Nagy@Colorado.EDU).


Post-Doctoral Research Scholars: Application Deadline FEBRUARY 18th

Earth Lab seeks 7 Post-Doctoral Research Scholars in the areas described below: Fire, Forest Health, Decision and Risk Analysis, Erosion, Permafrost in a Warming Climate, Data Harmonization, and Extremes and Threshold Behaviors in Coupled Natural and Social Systems. Candidates are responsible for carrying out Earth Lab’s research program. Successful candidates must have content knowledge and data analytics skills relevant to each theme, as well as eagerness to bridge among the themes, and interact with specialists in data analytics, visualization, and informatics in a High Performance Computing environment. Interest in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students is a plus, as Earth Lab is committed to advancing education and developing the Earth Systems data analytics workforce. Interest in interacting with the private sector, especially companies providing environmental sensing data and analysis, from space, aerial, and in situ platforms, is also desirable.

Overall Qualifications:

•Doctoral degree in natural or social sciences related to the Earth Lab mission themes.

•Strong quantitative background.

•Experience in, or willingness to learn, appropriate programming and data analytic tools. Ideally the candidates will have experience programming in languages such as R, Python, and Linux and using geospatial analysis software such as QGIS or ArcGIS.

•Experience integrating and analyzing large, and/or heterogeneous datasets, including Earth observations from remote-sensing platforms.

•Experience working with a High Performance Computing environment is a plus.

•Demonstrated publication and grant-writing skills.





Earth Lab is working with the university’s Research Computing group ( to find a Research Data Analytics Specialist to join its dynamic team. This specialist will help develop Earth Lab’s Analytics Hub, a state-of-the-art computing facility that leverages existing cyber-infrastructure investments and houses scientific support staff and specialists who assist researchers and students with all data management and visualization needs. Specific job responsibilities include: i) designing and implementing advanced analytical solutions for Earth Lab’s scientific researchers and working groups; ii) consulting, educating, and advising CU scientists in the use of advanced quantitative tools on Earth Lab’s computing systems, to address leading-edge, synthetic analyses in answering global change questions in various physical sciences; iii) developing and leading training modules, workshops, or courses designed to educate researchers on analytics tools available for their research; and iv) documenting code and approaches for use by other projects and researchers. See full job ad for specific qualifications desired.



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