Postdoctoral Fellow-Soil & Land Health

Postdoctoral Fellow-Soil & Land Health

Type of offer:

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.

Location: Flexible
Organization: CIFOR-ICRAF
Deadline: April 8, 2021
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