Location: UC Davis Energy Institute, University of California, Davis, California
The research team, under the direction of Professor Bryan Jenkins, Director of the UC Davis Energy Institute, is investigating the production and use of advanced biofuels in the Pacific Northwest. This effort is part of a large multi campus USDA funded pilot project on growing poplar trees and converting them into liquid fuel for transportation. This specific position requires expertise in geographic information systems (GIS) analysis along with other systems modeling skills to support the broader development of an integrated modeling and analysis package for biorefinery optimization and sustainability assessment. This position is available immediately for one year with the possibility of renewal based on performance and continued sponsor support.
Applicant must have a PhD in a relevant field, such as forestry, agriculture, earth sciences, or biosystems engineering, with demonstrated experience and good expertise in the use of ArcGIS software for geospatial analysis. Programming experience in R or Python and relational databases and experience with operations research would be very desirable. Good verbal and written communication skills are required. The candidate should be able to take initiative and work independently. Good interpersonal skills are needed in order to contribute effectively as a member of the research team.
To apply for this position, please send statement of interest, CV and contact information for three references to: Ken Krich, Associate Director, UC Davis Energy institute (klkrich)