[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Integrated Study on Drought Monitoring and Sector-based Risk Analysis

Olga Wilhelmi olgaw at ucar.edu
Fri Jun 5 11:59:36 MDT 2015

This is a non-tenure leading post-doctoral research associate position
established for a period of two years with the National Drought Mitigation
Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

 *Responsibilities: *This position will lead integration of information
from the physical and social sciences on the impacts, risks, and
vulnerabilities associated with drought in current and future climates.
This person will be responsible for collecting data in a region of the U.S.
on sector-specific drought impacts, using a variety of methods including
conducting stakeholder interviews. Specific responsibilities include:

   - Develop better understanding and investigate the link between physical
   and socio-economic  indicators of current and future drought impacts in
   different sectors;
   - Construct time series of “sectoral indices” to explore their variation
   under climate patterns, providing insight into the exposure and sensitivity
   of each sector to different levels of drought;
   - Assess potential changes to the drought exposure by analyzing outcomes
   for the indices under future climates;
   - Apply GIS to create products that can be disseminated operationally
   through the NDMC, thus providing a research-to-operations-to-outreach

*Qualifications:* PhD in relevant field, including but not exclusive to:
Geography, Community and Regional/Urban Planning, Human Dimensions of
Natural Resource Management, Natural Resource/Environmental Economics or

 *Desired Skills:* GIS analysis; vulnerability analysis; statistical
analysis and familiarity with qualitative and quantitative social science
methods; ability to incorporate climate models into analysis; excellent
verbal and written communication skills.

 Previous experience working on interdisciplinary projects is necessary.
The appropriate candidate for this position will be adept at working with
experts in different domains and providing integration and coordination.
The position will be located in Lincoln, NE, with significant time spent at
the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO as well.

 Please contact Tonya Haigh (thaigh2 at unl.edu) with questions and to apply.
To be considered for this position, send the following via email
attachments:  cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and complete
contact information for three references.  Review of applications will
begin in early June 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.  All hires are
subject to final budgetary approval, and hire is dependent upon receipt of
grant funds.

 The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus
community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance,
and dual careers.

Olga Wilhelmi
Research Applications Laboratory
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, CO, USA
Tel: 303.497.8126
E-mail: olgaw at ucar.edu
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