Postdoc in Integrated Assessment Modeling of the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

The University of Maryland (UMD) invites applications for a postdoctoral associate.

 

Date posted

Dec. 6, 2019 12:00 am

Application deadline

Jan. 31, 2020 12:00 am

Organization

The University of Maryland (UMD)

Location

  • United States

Job description

Postdoc in Integrated Assessment Modeling of the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Department: UMD/ESSIC

Starting Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Closing Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Duties:

The University of Maryland (UMD) invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position focused on forging innovations at the nexus of food, energy, and water (FEW) systems. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), this position will include a competitive salary and benefits. The position is available beginning in Spring semester 2020.
 
The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional research team developing innovative approaches to integrated planning of FEW systems in the context of major international sustainability challenges in Argentina and Uruguay. Benefiting from robust relationships with stakeholders, this research will sit at the exciting and consequential interface between science and decision-making. The postdoc will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Thomas Wild (http://blog.umd.edu/wildgroup/), Assistant Research Professor at the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, with co-advising from an experienced UMD team with diverse expertise, including Dr. Leon Clarke, Dr. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, and Dr. Mohamad Hejazi. As part of a large multi-institutional project, the student will also join a cohesive research team that includes collaborating researchers from Tufts University and Arizona State University.
 
Qualifications:

Background in one of the following disciplines is highly desirable: hydrology/water resources systems, energy systems, agricultural/land systems, systems analysis, and/or applied economics. Preference will be given to candidates who possess strong computational skills, with programming experience in R, Python, Matlab, C/C++, or similar language. Successful candidates are expected to be highly motivated, have strong communication skills in oral and written English, and work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

For more details

http://essic.umd.edu/joom2/index.php/employment/2916-postdoc-in-integrated-assessment-modeling-of-the-food-energy-water-nexus