Postdoctoral Fellow at Indiana University, USA

Postdoctoral Position in USA

Postdoctoral Fellow at Indiana University: The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University (IU) – Bloomington is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow. The position contributes to a NASA Carbon Monitoring System grant-funded project, employing a unique data-driven strategy integrating machine learning, remote sensing, and eddy covariance flux measurements to model carbon dynamics in Eastern US forests. The fellow will link forest inventory data with remote sensing observations and develop machine learning models to predict forest carbon stocks and fluxes. The role offers freedom and support to explore new research avenues.

Designation: Non-Tenure Track

Department: IU Bloomington Public & Environmental Affairs

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Position Summary

The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by Dr. Mallory Barnes and Dr. Kim Novick, providing opportunities for interdisciplinary engagement both within IU-Bloomington and externally. The role may be based in Bloomington, Indiana, with remote work considered. Funding is secured for up to three years.


Ph.D. in environmental science, environmental informatics, ecology, atmospheric sciences, or related discipline. Mastery of machine learning and cutting-edge remote sensing techniques is essential.

Job Description

The successful candidate will thrive in dynamic team environments, leveraging complex datasets for credible carbon accounting. Responsibilities include linking forest inventory data with remote sensing observations, developing machine learning models, and exploring new research avenues. Opportunities for interdisciplinary engagement, conference attendance, co-authoring publications, and participation in a Forest Carbon Accounting workshop.

How to Apply


  1. Letter of application explaining fit with experience and goals
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Names of at least three references

Apply electronically here. Review of applications begins on November 30, 2023, and continues until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is January 15, 2024, negotiable. Submit all materials before the deadline for full consideration. Inquiries: Dr. Mallory Barnes,

Last Date for Apply: 30 November 2023

Additional Qualifications

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Full benefits included.

Department Contact for Questions

Dr. Mallory Barnes:, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, MSB-II 304, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Application

Optional Documents

  • Other

Note: Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on various factors, including age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.



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