The Keenan Group, Berkeley

Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley

Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

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Prospective Graduate Students for 2022

Intersted in joining as a graduate student in our group? Feel free to get in touch!

If you would like to inquire about graduate study in our group, please send Trevor Keenan a brief e-mail explaining your interests, your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree, and why you are interested in our group. Please be sure to include your CV or resume, and test scores if you have them. Though you are welcome to contact Trevor any time of year about potential graduate study, the best time is in the late summer and fall – while still allowing at least several weeks before the application deadline.

Note that the number of graduate students admitted to ESPM is limited each year, and applications are reviewed by committee.

See here for more information on the program, and here for details on how to apply.





Postdoctoral Researcher (1 position currently open)

We have an open postdoc opportunity! (Apply HERE)
Please feel free to send enquiries to Trevor Keenan, and apply using the link below.

If for whatever reason you cannot apply online, please send your application materials (Cover letter and CV, including contacts for three references) directly to Trevor Keenan.


  • OPEN: A two-year position in the area of physiological earth science. We are looking for someone with creative approaches to problem solving, strong quantitative skills, and experience working with one or all of the following:

    • plant physiology
    • eddy-covariance observations
    • remote sensing
    • land surface models
    • statistical learning approaches

    Basic responsibilities include conducting research in ecosystem regulation of carbon and water cycles, and land-atmosphere interactions. The researcher will work in close collaboration with scientists across multiple projects. See here for current projects. Candidates with strong quantitative skills and an interest in developing skills in any of the above areas are encouraged to apply. Candidates from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged.

    This position is now open, and candidates will be reviewed starting April 14th 2021.

    See here for more information, including how to apply.


New positions will be advertised via Twitter as they arise:

Other postdoctoral opportunities:

Multiple fellowships, both from UC Berkeley and other sources, support postdoctoral scientists in our group:

  • The UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (web link)
  • UC Berkeley Miller Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (web link)
  • The NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (web link)
  • The NSF Division of Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship (web link)
  • The NSF Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (web link)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (web link)



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