Postdoctoral Researchers : Global sustainability modeling for the Iterative Eden Project
Company: University of California - Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: August 17, 2019
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS : GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY MODELING FOR THE
ITERATIVE EDEN PROJECT APPLY NOW TO POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS :
GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY MODELING FOR THE ITERATIVE EDEN PROJECT
* Office of Research - National Center for Ecological Analysis and
Open date: August 14th, 2019
Next review date: Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but
those received after the review date will only be considered if the
position has not yet been filled.
We are seeking 2 post-docs as part of a new initiative at UC Santa
Barbara called the Iterative Eden Project that aims to explore and
produce global sustainability models across diverse and interacting
sectors. The post-docs will work in close coordination and
collaboration to evaluate different dimensions of global
sustainability and build a first iteration Eden model.
The Iterative Eden Project is being launched at UCSB with the
audacious aim to develop the scientific foundation for a truly
sustainable future with 10 billion people on the planet. Rather
than start with models of where we are today and explore pathways
that deviate from our current situation, IEP seeks to define the
sustainable future ( Eden ) unconstrained by where we are today and
then discover pathways to that future. The Project will be highly
interdisciplinary with the ultimate intent to engage and galvanize
the global scientific community in a collaborative effort.
We anticipate the post-docs will have different but complementary
background and expertise. One post-doc will focus on food, energy,
water and climate and the other post-doc will focus on
mathematical, quantitative modeling and algorithm development for
global solutions modeling. A strong modeling and analytical
background is essential for both positions. The post-doctoral
researchers will be based at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, CA and will
have the opportunity to work closely with faculty across other
departments at UCSB.
Together, the post-docs will lead or be centrally involved in: 1)
assessing and synthesizing global data and models for one or more
sectors within food, energy, and water, ideally all of them, and
their interaction with climate; 2) developing a first-iteration
model of the intersection of existing global models for these
sectors; 3) exploring archetypal regional case studies to explore
implications of the models at the scale of decision making; and 4)
work with an expanding team of researchers to develop further
iterations of the model. These full time positions offer
competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. The
initial appointment is for 2 years. The successful candidates will
be directly mentored by Ben Halpern (Director, NCEAS), Kelly Caylor
(Director, Earth Research Institute) and at least one other UCSB
faculty, to be selected together with the successful candidate, and
integrated with the faculty research labs as well as the NCEAS and
RESIDENCY AT NCEAS: NCEAS is located in scenic downtown Santa
Barbara, California. The Center is known for fostering interaction
and collaboration, a characteristic that leads to the success of
its visiting scientists. NCEAS has a growing and thriving community
of post-docs, resident scientists, and analysts, and frequent
influx of leading scientists and practitioners from around the
world participating in working group projects across a diverse
range of initiatives.
* Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or
equivalent), except the dissertation, in ecology, math, physics,
geography, natural resource economics, hydrology, environmental
science, or related discipline by the time of application.
* PhD by time of appointment
* Strong analytical and modeling skills
* Advanced mathematics and algorithm development
* Strong publication record
* Ability to review and synthesize large amounts of literature and
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills
* Outstanding organizational skills
* Ability to take initiative and work independently and as part of
SALARY RANGE: $60,000/year - $65,000/year, commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
POSITION AVAILABLE: Start date October 1 or as soon as possible
TO APPLY: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01560
Applicants should submit 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) a 2-3 page
statement of research interests, and 3) contact information for
CLOSING DATE: Preference will be given to applications completed by
September 11, 2019. Position is open until filled.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can
contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic
community through research, teaching and service.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
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