Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
- Location: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
- Closing Date: Open until filled (Review of apps begins Apr 13)
- Position Description: The University of Georgia (UGA) Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, in partnership with the UGA College of Engineering, is hiring a postdoctoral research associate to develop a framework for the spatial prioritization of landscapes for their potential to benefit from natural infrastructure solutions (or nature-based solutions, NBS) to address flood risk, water quality, species habitat, and other social and ecological benefits. This postdoc will coordinate and execute our work with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to develop a framework and geospatial tool(s) for the prioritization of landscape elements with respect to natural infrastructure solutions in the context of engineering decision making and civil works projects. This process will allow stakeholders to visualize and prioritize geographic areas where natural infrastructure solutions might maximize multiple ecosystem services. The postdoc will coordinate team members (faculty, students, USACE partners, international partners), review literature, build a conceptual model, collect and manage spatial data, conduct analyses, build an initial version of a prioritization tool, and write reports/articles for various outlets.
- How to Apply: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/190763
- Salary: $52,000
- Duration of Appointment: 1 year, renewable
- Qualifications Required: Doctorate in a relevant discipline (e.g., natural resource management, environmental engineering, hydrology, fisheries/wildlife) with expertise in geospatial analysis, particularly as it relates to support of conservation decision-making or the identification and prioritization of landscape elements for conservation, management, or engineering actions. Candidates will demonstrate and be committed to thriving in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment and conceptualize, implement, and write high quality/high impact interdisciplinary environmental conservation research products. The ideal candidate will have: Extensive experience in geospatial analysis, spatial data management, and a working knowledge of coding geospatial operations (in R, Python, Julia, or other); Strong writing skills are essential; Demonstrated ability to understand and synthesize knowledge across disciplines (e.g., ecology, engineering, social science, policy).
- For More Information: Questions may be directed to Nate Nibbelink (firstname.lastname@example.org)