Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Job description

Position Title:

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Vacancy ID:



City and Regional Planning - 315600

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications


Full Time

Proposed Start Date:


Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Posting Open Date:


Posting Close Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary:

Applications are invited for an outstanding post-doctoral research associate to join the Department of City and Regional Planning working under the direction of Prof. Miyuki Hino at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There is flexibility regarding location and remote work.
The post-doctoral research associate is expected to conduct research evaluating climate change risks and adaptation. Specific topics of interest include coastal flooding, climate-induced migration and retreat, and the social and economic impacts of climate hazards. The post-doctoral research associate will be expected to contribute to several projects through research design, data collection and analysis, manuscript development, project management, and mentorship of students. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to engage with intellectual opportunities across UNC.
The candidate must hold a PhD in environmental studies/sciences, geography, public policy, city and regional planning, engineering, or related discipline. Experience conducting research related to climate risks and/or adaptation is essential. Successful candidates will also demonstrate strong training in quantitative analysis and statistical approaches along with knowledge of research design. Applications from candidates with expertise in applied econometrics are particularly encouraged.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. The cover letter and/or research statement should include information about future research goals and vision in addition to describing past work.

Educational Requirements:

PhD in related discipline

Qualifications and Experience:

Experience with statistical software such as R or Python

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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Job No:
Posted: 3/6/2021
Application Due: 3/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time