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

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 benefit.

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 Sociology.

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@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.

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