The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory - Alaska Research Office (CRREL-AKRO) team is looking for a research statistician with a focus in environmental sciences to assist with a variety of projects on statistical analyses of Arctic ecosystem processes. Projects will likely include assessing data trends in soil, water, and snow characteristics related to permafrost thaw and comparing time-series datasets of soil moisture with other soil variables across scales. The information spans highly-controlled laboratory-based measurements, field data collections, and satellite imagery, therefore knowledge of statistical tools, GIS, machine-learning, image-processing, and ability to program are desirable skills. This position will involve remote Arctic field work and travel, if the candidate desires.
Start Date: May/June 2024 or earlier
- Master’s or Ph.D. in a science-related field or 3+ years of industry-related experience Knowledge of geo-statistics and regression tools, including but not limited to structural equation modeling, exploratory factor analysis, and linear regression Demonstrated commitment to contributing to an inclusive work environment U.S. Citizen
- Knowledge of GIS, programming languages (i.e. Python, R, MATLAB), machine-learning, remote sensing, and image processing Ability to cross difficult terrain (tundra, wetland, etc.) on foot, lift up to 50 pounds, and spend up to 8 hours outdoors in various Alaskan conditions (cold, wet, mosquitos)
Submit CV and a short answer to the following prompt to Amanda.J.Barker@usace.army.mil before December 1, 2023. Expectant 2024 Master’s/Ph.D. graduating students and early-career professionals are encouraged to apply.
- What is your experience and/or interest in statistics related to environmental sciences?