The Postdoctoral Fellow (Postdoc) – Soil & Land Health, will be expected to conduct high quality research around ecosystem restoration, including cross-site comparisons of biophysical datasets that can contribute to the evidence generation within the CIFOR-ICRAF Restoration Transformative Partnership Platform (TPP).
Summary of responsibilities
- Apply advanced statistical methods and work with large, complex data sets, collected using the Land Degradation Surveillance Framework and other key methodologies;
- Apply data analytics to explore how soil properties interact with ecological processes in ecosystem restoration;
- Contribute to the scientific methods on carbon accounting, combining field-based methods, soil spectroscopy and remote sensing;
- Contribute to the generation and leveraging of evidence to inform the CIFOR-ICRAF Restoration TPP and contribute to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration;
- Solve difficult, non-routine challenges, and clearly communicate technical results and methods;
- Conduct data mining and analysis of field and possibly remote sensing data to assess ecosystem health and restoration potential;
- Work with team of ecologists, soil scientists, foresters, hydrologists and remote sensing experts to assess interactions with soil and land health;
- Contribute to resource mobilization for the Restoration TPP, including supporting funding proposals, scoping funding opportunities and liaising with donors (in liaison, where appropriate, with resource mobilization personnel in CIFOR-ICRAF and other member organizations) to ensure an appropriate pipeline of funding to grow and sustain the Restoration TPP;
- Contribute to the growing global ecosystem health database.
- Develop communications materials based on the lessons emerging from the analysis;
- Represent the Restoration TPP, the Soil and Land Health Theme, and CIFOR-ICRAF at meetings and events;
- Contribute to fundraising;
- Maintain global datasets;
- Contribute to the Soil and Land Health team meetings;
- Contribute to the wider CIFOR-ICRAF community;
- Any other tasks related to the Soil and Land Health Theme.