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Postdoc Researcher in Past Socio-Environmental Systems, Gainsville, USA

Postdoc Researcher in Past Socio-Environmental Systems, Gainsville, USA

Gainesville, United States
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Logistics
The salary for this position is $54,840/year. Start date negotiable.

Initial hire will be made for two years, additional years beyond initial two-year appointment may be available depending on funds and performance. Remote work options are available based on candidate background and experience.
Description
The AI for Biocultural Diversity Lab in the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida is seeking a full-time postdoctoral researcher in computational modeling of past socio-environmental systems. The Lab seeks to generate spatially-explicit reconstructions of global population and land use throughout the Holocene to uncover long-term trends in coupled climate and human dynamics, assess their roles in global biogeophysical and biogeochemical cycles, and measure their persistent impacts on contemporary biodiversity.
Tasks
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program integrating paleodemographic, paleoclimatological, and paleoenvironmental models and data from the past 12,000 years. Primary responsibilities for this position include ongoing development of a suite of general-purpose R packages for past socio-environmental systems, as well as proof-of-concept applications to select regional case studies (open to the candidate’s interests and experience, current case studies include Southwest North America, the Mediterranean, and East Asia). The successful candidate will also gain experience in proposal writing, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and museum-based public outreach.
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
- PhD in Geography, Anthropology, Earth System Science, Biology, or related discipline.
- Intermediate to advanced experience with one more scientific programming languages (e.g. R, Python, Julia).
- Demonstrated ability to engage in interdisciplinary research through publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at academic conferences involving one or more computational approaches (e.g. statistical and machine learning, numerical simulation, Earth-system modeling, agent-based modeling, network analysis).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Experience in data assimilation, deep learning, and/or open source software development.
- Experience working with diverse paleodata on regional to global scales (e.g. paleoclimate proxies, climate model outputs, archaeological sites, natural history collections).
- Experience working in scalable/high performance computing environments.
Applications
Apply online at: https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/522810/postdoctoral-associate
Application deadline
Further information
Email Nicolas Gauthier at nicolas.gauthier@ufl.edu with questions about the position and application.
Contact email
nicolas.gauthier@ufl.edu