Postdoc Nibbelink

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Postdoc Nibbelink


Warnell AD Research

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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40 hours per week

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Athens Area

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


Research/Literature Review/Project Coordination: Coordinate with team members (faculty, students, USACE partners, international partners) and review literature and existing prioritization tool in order to determine approaches, data sources, and other criteria needed to accomplish project objectives.

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Research/Data Analysis: Build a conceptual model, collect and manage spatial data, conduct analyses, build an initial version of a spatially-explicit prioritization tool for nature-based solutions pertaining to aquatic systems.

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Writing: Identify opportunities to publish/share work through multiple avenues including (but not limited to) popular articles, technical notes, seminars/webinars, professional meetings, and peer reviewed journals.

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International Partnerships: Coordinate with international partners at WWF and others. As the project’s international partnership coordinator, maintain lines of communication, evaluate collaborative opportunities, shared methods, seminars/webinars, internships opportunities, and other elements as determined by project leaders.

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD





Position Summary:

This postdoc will coordinate and execute our work with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to develop a framework and geospatial tool(s) for the prioritization of landscape elements with respect to the potential to use natural infrastructure solutions for flood risk reduction in addition to water quality, habitat, and other social benefits in the context of engineering decision making and civil works projects. This process will allow stakeholders to visualize and prioritize geographic areas where natural infrastructure solutions might maximize multiple ecosystem services. The postdoc will coordinate team members (faculty, students, USACE partners, international partners), review literature, build a conceptual model, collect and manage spatial data, conduct analyses, build an initial version of a prioritization tool, and write reports/articles for various outlets.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

Doctorate in a relevant discipline (e.g., natural resource management, environmental engineering, hydrology, fisheries/wildlife) with expertise in geospatial analysis, particularly as it relates to support of conservation decision-making or the identification and prioritization of landscape elements for conservation, management, or engineering actions. Candidates will demonstrate and be committed to thriving in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment and conceptualize, implement, and write high quality/high impact interdisciplinary environmental conservation research products.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in geospatial analysis, spatial data management, and a working knowledge of coding geospatial operations (in R, Python, Julia, or other). Strong writing skills are essential. Understand and synthesize knowledge across disciplines (e.g., ecology, engineering, social science, policy).

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Lift 50 lbs, occasionally participate in field work potentially involving strenuous hikes. Work in front of a computer screen for several hours (with breaks as needed). Driving.

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Posted: 4/10/2021
Application Due: 5/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time