Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecology & Coupled Human and Natural Systems at Harvard Forest

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
29 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecology & Coupled Human and Natural Systems at Harvard Forest School
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Forest
Position Description

The Position: The post-doc will conduct regional-scale analyses to understand the consequences of forest processes and land-uses, including: insect outbreaks and the landowner response to insects, climate change, land protection, timber harvesting, and alternative development patterns. The incumbent will utilize existing parameterizations of landscape simulations models (LANDIS-II-PnET, Dinamica, land-owner systems models etc). The post-doc will collaborate with PIs to publish results in high-impact scientific outlets and collaborate with science communication experts to maximize the application and impact of the research.

Basic Qualifications

(1) Ph.D. in forest ecology, forestry, geography, or related field; (2) Evidence of strong scholarship, including high-impact peer-reviewed publications; (3) Capable of conducting complex spatial analyses; (4) Skilled at scripting within the R and/or Python; (4) Proven ability to plan and conduct independent research projects from beginning to end. (5) A strong interest in coupled human and natural systems

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

Send cover letter, CV, PDFs of relevant publications, and the names and contact info for three references to Jonathan Thompson: jthomps@fas.harvard.edu

Contact Information

Jonathan Thompson
Harvard Forest
324 North Main Street
Petersham, MA 01366

Contact Email jthomps@fas.harvard.edu Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Publication

Optional Documents

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  2. Publication 3
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