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11 Nov 2015

Full-Time Postdoctoral position (Duke’s River center) in data visualization and ecosystem science @ Durham, North Carolina, United States

Duke University – Posted by emily.bernhardt Durham, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

Postdoctoral position in data visualization and ecosystem science

Faculty of Duke’s River center are seeking a postdoctoral scholar with experience in and enthusiasm for information science and an interest in rivers. The successful applicant will help a large team of US stream researchers in building a data portal for visualizing and analyzing environmental sensor data from rivers across the United States. The successful applicant will be housed within Duke’s River Center and will work closely with data scientists of the USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics. The ideal candidate will have experience with web design and data management and familiarity with statistical analysis of time series data. Our new team member will aid in developing analysis and visualization tools for collating, exploring and modeling high-resolution chemical and physical sensor data derived from streams throughout the United States. In addition to managing data for the team, the successful applicant will help create associated tools and techniques for training and outreach to a global network of researchers and freshwater managers and will assist in the development of educational products that promote a new understanding of freshwater ecosystems. Familiarity with scientific computing languages (e.g. R, python) and relational databases (e.g. mySQL, PostgreSQL) is preferred.

Significant opportunities exist within this position for independent research in ecological synthesis, software development or information science depending upon the applicant’s career aspirations. Salary will be competitive and includes Duke’s generous benefits package. For the right person, we are willing to be flexible in terms of the time commitment (part time, full time or contract work) and location (research partners are distributed at 8 institutions around the country).

Now accepting applications. Start date flexible.

How to Apply

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Emily Bernhardt with subject line "StreamPULSE postdoc"

Job Categories: Data Scientist / Statistician. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Less than $100,000.

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