Duke University, Biology

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Position ID:Duke-Biology-RS_EB [#18766, 1826]
Position Title: Research Scientist
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biology / Ecology
Appl Deadline:2021/06/14 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/06/07, finished 2021/06/14, listed until 2021/06/14)
Position Description:    

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

The research scientist will run a recently funded, five-year Macrosystems grant aimed at understanding patterns in greenhouse gas production and flux using the NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network) dataset, then testing the scalability of these patterns to predicting GHG flux continuously within the NEON dataset as well as at the continental scale. Approaches will include analysis of water chemistry, hydrologic and gas data, modeling of stream metabolism, estimation of groundwater – surface water exchange using pressure data and isotopes, and analysis of geomorphological and catchment data using high resolution DEMs, imagery, and surveys. The scientist is expected to use temporal and multivariate approaches, potentially applying Bayesian modeling frameworks and machine learning regression models.

A primary goal of the proposal is to make ecosystem data and models more accessible to the wider community by working with a team of data scientists and collaborators, and thus the research scientist will benefit from interaction with and contribution to the existing Macrosheds team. Secondly, the scientist will be expected to recruit and supervise one undergraduate student annually as part of Duke’s Data+ summer training initiative.

Candidate should have a PhD in biogeochemistry, aquatic ecology, or a related discipline and prior postdoctoral experience and ideally, comfort working with large datasets.

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.

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Further Info:
137 Biological Sciences Bldg.
Box 90338
Durham NC 27708

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