The 2020 NEON Postdoctoral program call for applications are now open!
NEON Postdoctoral Fellows contribute to NEON’s scientific mission through both advancement of science and engagement of the user community. NEON Postdoctoral Fellows receive funding for a period of two years, contingent on successful performance and available funding. The Postdoctoral Fellows leverage NEON data in collaboration with NEON staff and community contributors to generate scientific outcomes and peer-reviewed publications, while engaging the scientific community in NEON data use and potentially generating new tools to facilitate use of NEON data.
These postdoctoral positions are ideally suited for researchers with interests in open, reproducible data science, cross-scale approaches, and/or scientific engagement. Although proposals related to any aspect of NEON science are invited, areas of particular interest for NEON for the 2020 call include:
- synthesis of continental-scale phenology or biodiversity datasets to enable ecological forecasting,
- scaling of woody plant biomass and productivity,
- integration of disparate data streams across the Observatory (e.g., integrating data from the Airborne Observation Platform with data from the Terrestrial or Aquatic Observation Systems), and
- increasing diversity and inclusion in NEON user communities.
NEON scientists suited to the Fellows’ areas of interest serve as an internal NEON mentor for each Fellow. Prior to applying, Fellows identify an external Collaborating Mentor(s) (and associated institution) with whom they work to complete their project. Travel funds to interact with the Collaborating Mentor and to attend conferences will be provided to the Fellow. Fellows have access to Battelle’s training opportunities in project and personnel management, as desired. Fellows are expected to be based at the NEON Headquarters in Boulder, CO.
To learn more about the eligibility criteria, application process and selection criteria visit the NEON Postdoctoral Fellows page.
NEW application deadline: June 05, 2020, midnight PST. Late applications will not be accepted.
Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by late June. All applicants will be notified of the status of their applications no later than late July. Start dates will be negotiated with successful candidates, with the expectation that the fellowship will begin no later than January 1, 2021.
Please contact NEON at firstname.lastname@example.org
Review the application process on the NEON Postdoctoral Fellows page prior to starting your application.