Duke University, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-Civil and Environmental Engineering-PD_BORSUK [#24220, 1826]
Position Title: Research Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appl Deadline:2023/02/08 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/01/25, finished 2023/09/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Modeling Environmental Risks and Decisions Group (MERDG) at Duke University, led by Dr. Mark Borsuk, is looking for a part-time Research Scientist with a substantial background in statistical analyses of environmental data.

Job Description:

The Research Scientist will be involved in stochastic simulations of environmental systems with a focus on land use / land cover with potential additional projects related to geoengineering and water resources. Familiarity with Bayesian methods, geospatial machine learning, and/or environmental statistics would be highly useful in this position. We anticipate that the researcher’s time will be split between research/data analysis (60%), project management (10%) and proposal writing (30%). This position is part-time with an expectation of between 10-15 hours a week and is not fixed-term.


A PhD in a scientific or engineering discipline with substantial experience or research activity in statistical data analysis and simulation. Applicants should have a strong interest in the study of risk and/or resilience from an engineering perspective.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and CV, including the names and email addresses of at least three references to Mark Borsuk (mark.borsuk@duke.edu). In your letter of interest or CV, please highlight any past publications or research outcomes which are relevant to this posting. 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 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.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
121 Hudson Hall
Box 90287
Durham, NC 27708