The Keenan Group, Berkeley

Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley

Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

Postdoctoral Researchers

We have an open postdoc opportunity, and another coming soon!
Please feel free to send enquiries to T. Keenan.

  • Open: A two-year position on a DOE funded project focused on land-atmosphere feedbacks, and the use of distributed observations to constrain models. The postdoc will work in close collaboration with members of the RUBISCO project (web link)
    Apply here.

  • A three-year position on an NSF funded project focused on flash droughts, and the role of vegetation in the development of skillful subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) drought forecasts. A key focus of this project will be on the development of low-latency gridded AmeriFlux products for use in drought prediction. The ideal candidate would therefore have either familiarity with machine learning methods, or a strong interest and the necessary quantitative skills. The researcher will work in close collaboration with scientists at Johns Hopkins University, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the USDA. The position is now open (Oct. 23rd 2019), and will remain open until filled. Apply here.

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)

Prospective Graduate Students

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.

We also currently have an opening for a joint-PhD, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the research group of Prof. Paul Palmer.
If interested, please see the PhD description here
And the Palmer group webpage here