Postdoctoral Research Associate

Employer
UConn CIRCA
Location
UConn Avery Point, Groton, Connecticut
Salary
Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with experience.
Posted
Apr 01, 2021
Closes
May 01, 2021
Ref
Search #: 495125
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD
Desired Certifications
GIS Certification
Job Type
Full-time
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type
Academia

Search #: 495125
Work type: Full-time
Location: Avery Point Campus
Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associates

JOB SUMMARY

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) invites applications from recent graduates with a Ph.D. in Geography, or closely related field, to participate in the development of technology and quantitative techniques to identify and map critical infrastructure and community lifelines across different spatial scales in support of ongoing climate adaptation planning in Fairfield and New Haven Counties in Connecticut. Candidates with experience in the application of Big Data approaches in social science, geofencing applications, and the analysis of digital trace or social networking service data, are encouraged to apply. The position will report to the Assistant Directors of Research and Resilience Planning, and collaborate in the Institute’s resilience and adaptation planning projects.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct original research, including the preparation of reports, reviews, IRB applications, and participate in research collaborations with CIRCA staff and partners.
  • Serves as a resource for staff and others on geoinformatics.
  • Develop webinars and fact sheets in coordination with program staff designed to collect, communicate, and/or interpret information with stakeholders.
  • Assist in the planning, development, design, and implementation of geospatial analysis and modeling required to characterize human-environment interactions.
  • Responsible for the successful completion of individual projects.
  • May represent the program or Institute to external groups.
  • Related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related field (computer science, statistics, mathematics, etc.)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of GIS, statistics, computer programming and data management
  • Experience in use of innovative technology and analysis methods in social science
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A record of scientific publications and communications
  • Experience related to disaster or climate change resilience and adaptation or community planning

APPOINTMENT TERMS

The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal.  Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with experience.  The successful candidate’s academic appointment would start as soon as possible at the Avery Point campus in Groton, CT.

TO APPLY

The ONLY way to apply is online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495125 to upload a cvcover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on April 18, 2021. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Mar 25 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 18 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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