Nicholas School of the Environment - Durham, Duke University

2864 10549
Position ID:Duke-NSOE-Durham-AIRCLARK [#10549, ASSOCINRES-CLARK]
Position Title: Associate in Research - Environmental Bayesian Statistics
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Statistics
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/11/28, finished 2017/12/15, listed until 2018/05/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Duke’s Nicholas School of Environment is seeking an Associate in Research with experience in quantitative modeling of biodiversity and remote sensing. This position will analyze spatio-temporal dynamics of multiple species and biophysical variables across US NEON sites. The associate will advance generative joint-attribute Bayesian modeling of community response to climate change to predict distribution and abundance of species. The researcher will be responsible for development, implementation, and support of a software application. 

The candidate must have experience with R and C++ programming languages and a background in high-dimensional data.

The candidate should be capable of working independently and collaboratively. The researcher will be expected to prepare results for peer reviewed journals. 

The position will be supervised by Drs. Jim Clark and Alan Gelfand.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Bayesian statistics. Previous doctoral research experience should include quantitative analysis of large datasets. Applicants should be fluent in R and C++ and a track record of publication.

Time Frame
Initial appointment will be for 8 months, with possibility to extend to 2 years. Position is available starting 1/1/2018.

Selected candidate will need to meet all hiring requirements, including a background check, prior to start date.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Please submit your CV with the contact information for 3 professional references, a letter describing your interests and goals, and 3 copies of representative publications. 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Further Info:
Box 90328
Environment Hall
Durham, NC 27708

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