Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment

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Position ID:Duke-Nicholas School of the Environment-DUMLPD [#8759]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate - Duke University Marine Lab
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Beaufort, North Carolina 28516, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Ecology
Marine Biology
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Coastal and Estuarine Geoscientist
Appl Deadline:2017/02/15help popup* finished (2016/12/27, finished 2017/08/20, listed until 2017/06/27)
Position Description:    

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

The Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab, part of the Division of Marine Science and Conservation in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, invites applications for a 2-yr Post-Doctoral position, based at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina. The successful candidate will join an active group of faculty, graduate students and staff working on a variety of projects focused on the use of unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS, aka drones) in marine science and conservation. Experience employing UAS in science missions is desirable, but not mandatory, for this position. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in ongoing research projects, initiate new research projects, and engage with the ongoing STEM education and outreach programs active in the lab. For more information on the scope of projects underway at the Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab see http://marineuas.net

We encourage applicants from across the spectrum of marine science and conservation, broadly construed: e.g., ecology, biology, oceanography, marine technology, ocean engineering, remote sensing, coastal geomorphology, natural hazards, conservation science, and human-environment interactions. Individual qualifications, academic excellence, collegiality, and demonstrated multicultural competence, rather than specific research area will be the primary criteria in selecting the successful candidate. The Duke University Marine Lab has a distinguished record of research and education in marine science, conservation and governance, and a strong international reputation with research interests spanning diverse taxa and across both human and natural systems. The mission of the Marine Lab is to be at the forefront of understanding marine environmental systems, their conservation, and governance through leadership in research, training, communication, inclusion, and diversity. The Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab was established in 2015 to advance the use of UAS in marine science and conservation applications, including the development and testing of new platforms and sensors.

To apply, submit a single pdf that includes: (1) cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) statement of research interests and vision for research at the Duke Marine Lab; (3) a detailed curriculum vitae; and (4) names and contact information for three references.

Applications should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online.

Further inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. David Johnston (david.johnston@duke.edu). The search committee will begin reviewing applications February 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Duke 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.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Box 90328
Environment Hall
Durham, NC 27708

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