Job Detail

Organization: University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus
Title: Post-Doctoral Associate - Modeling Specialist
Location: Duluth, MN USA

Posted: 2022-09-21
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Postdoc - USACE/DOD/CRREL – Modeling Specialist

Limited to a period of four years.  The individual may be immediately post-degree or returning for additional training, updating, and retooling. Post-doctoral associates cannot be appointed on sponsored institutional training grants, sponsored individual fellowship or training awards.  Post-doctoral associates are University of Minnesota employees.  They are receiving additional training while also performing services for the University, for which they are compensated.  Note:  These are not positions to which permanent residency can be granted for international appointees.

About the job
We are looking for a highly motivated and efficient Postdoctoral Associate who will have the opportunity to employ multidisciplinary approaches to work with a team to study past and present impacts of disease and climate change on communities in Alaska to conduct forecast climate modeling. Project components include but are not limited to archival research on past pandemics, remote sensing, ground truthing during field seasons in Alaska and modeling the effects of ongoing climate change on community infrastructure and substrate thaw and erosion. This position will focus primarily on the spatial modeling aspect of the project using compiled data from published databases and fieldwork. Project data will be compiled into publicly available online platforms with components from research teams nationally.

This position is available starting October 1, 2022 and renewable on a yearly basis for a minimum of three years. The contract may be extended based the performance and funding availability. Salary will be based on NIH scale and commensurate with experience.
Required qualifications
• Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Mathematics, or related fields
• Minimum 1 year experience in spatial modeling analysis

Preferred qualification
• Experience in mathematical/statistical research projects highlighting spatial modeling (Agent-based models, Ecological niche models etc.)
• Proficient in R and/or Python statistical programming
• Experience using ArcGIS mapping software and integrating statistical programming
• Project or lab management experience (experience with USACE or DOD projects a plus)

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