Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Position TitlePostdoctoral Research AssociateVacancy IDPDS002663DepartmentPublic Policy - 316400Position TypePostdoctoral ScholarSalary RangeDependent on QualificationsFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTE1.0Proposed Start Date01/01/2021Estimated Duration of Appointment24 MonthsPosting Open Date02/04/2020Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesWork LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Summary

The Data-Driven EnviroLab ( headed by Prof. Angel Hsu is seeking a two-year post-doctoral research associate to contribute to a National Science Foundation-funded project that investigates the role of emerging technologies such as distributed ledger systems to climate change tracking and governance. The Data-Driven EnviroLab is an interdisciplinary group of researchers that applies cutting edge data analytics and quantitative approaches to environmental policy questions, from climate change to urbanization and energy. The post-doctoral associate will also have the opportunity to contribute to a range of the group’s other projects, building quantitative data analysis skills and contributing to ongoing real-world policy efforts and projects.

Educational Requirements

Applications must have completed a PhD in a relevant field, such as computer science, data science, climate policy or science, quantitative policy analysis, political science, science and technology studies.

Qualifications and Experience

Domain expertise in either emerging technologies like distributed ledger systems (i.e., blockchain), Internet governance, or climate change strongly desired. Candidates who have quantitative data analysis (R, Python) or programming skills also strongly desired.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Quick Link Physical and Mental RequirementsDepartment Contact Name and TitleAngel Hsu, Research Assistant ProfessorDepartment Contact Telephone or [email protected] Affairs Contact Information

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      Posted: 9/9/2020
      Application Due: 12/8/2020
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