Duke University, Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Position ID:Duke-Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability-POSTDOC [#24703]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Land & Water Management / Land & Water Management
Climate / Climate
Appl Deadline:2023/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/04/13, listed until 2023/06/30)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Associate: Effects of land and water management on biodiversity and carbon outcomes across the U.S.

Location: Duke University (Durham, North Carolina)

Start date and duration: Start summer 2023, one year with potential renewal for a second year.

Position description: The Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability at Duke University and the Gund Institute for Environment at University of Vermont seek an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to lead a project on the impacts of land management activities on conservation outcomes. The work is supported by federal funds and is already informing federal initiatives such as natural capital accounting and the Conservation and Stewardship Atlas.

The first year of work produced a rapid literature review and framework for future assessment, and we are now recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to lead a second phase. The postdoc will design and conduct a more formal synthesis of the impacts of management actions on biodiversity and carbon outcomes across US land and water systems.

The postdoc will be based at Duke University and co-advised by Lydia Olander at Duke and Taylor Ricketts at UVM. The postdoc will join the core project research team and fully participate in co-production of the research with our government partners.

The position is for a one-year term with potential for renewal for an additional year based upon satisfactory performance. Expertise in conservation science and experience managing/synthesizing large data sets, particularly those related to climate and biodiversity, are required. Data management and analysis using R and experience creating web-based apps for data exploration is preferred. Previous experience working with government stakeholders is desirable.

Education: Postdoctoral appointee holds a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. A candidate may also be appointed to a postdoctoral position if the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree but the degree has not been formally conferred: in this case, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requirements, together with a statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be conferred.

To apply, submit your CV, a statement of research interest, and names of two references. Also email documents directly to Sara Mason, Senior Policy Associate at sara.mason@duke.edu.

We will begin evaluating applications in May; apply before May 30 to ensure full consideration.

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.

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Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
2101 Campus Drive
Box 90335
Durham, NC 27708