Postdoctoral Scholar -Carbon Dioxide Removal - ESPM: Ecosytem Sciences Division

University of California Berkeley

Job Description


Posted: 02-Aug-23

Location: Berkeley, California

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 4447983

Postdoctoral Scholar -Carbon Dioxide Removal - ESPM: Ecosytem Sciences Division
Position overview Position title: Postdoctoral Employee
Salary range: The UC postdoc salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level at appointment. See the following table for the current salary scale for this position: . A reasonable estimate for this position is $60,000 to $71,952.
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: Summer 2023
Position duration: Initial appointment is for 2 years with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding.
Application Window
Open date: June 14, 2023
Next review date: Monday, Aug 28, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Sep 12, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Position description
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar position within the Carbon Removal Laboratory.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will work under the guidance of Dr. Dan Sanchez (UC Berkeley) and Dr. Haris Gilani (UC ANR). Research will involve conducting geospatial, lifecycle, and techno-economic research on biomass, biofuels and carbon dioxide removal.
The position will focus on forest biomass conversion to fuels. The work will involve conducting literature reviews, gathering and analyzing data, conducting techno-economic assessment (TEA), lifecycle assessment (LCA), and geospatial analysis, drafting reports/papers, and potentially preparing grant applications.
The work will require developing and maintaining close collaborations with stakeholders including the state and federal agencies, industry, research institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), forest landowners and the public.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • PhD (or equivalent international degree) required by the appointment start date. The candidate should have no more than three years of post-degree research experience by start date.

Preferred qualifications
  • Strong interest and background in conversion of biomass into fuels.
  • Strong technical background in biomass process engineering, optimization modeling, and/or LCA and TEA modeling tools.
  • Strong independent work ethic, excellent communication skills, and demonstrated success in group collaboration.
  • Excellent writing skills and a record of successful grant/funding applications.
  • Record of publications in scientific journals.

Application Requirements
Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information
UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.
As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.
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