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Postdoc in Scenario Modeling

University of Idaho

Postdoc in Scenario Modeling

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $54,000 or higher depending on experience and education

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to the NSF-EPSCoR GEM3 program ( aimed at understanding how genetic diversity and phenotypic plasticity affect species response to environmental change, shaping both population response and adaptive capacity. Two focal taxa are under study: one aquatic (redband trout, a subspecies of rainbow trout) and one terrestrial (sagebrush). These taxa are integral to ecosystems in the American West and central to land-use management decisions that drive the regional economy. The selected candidate will model watershed scale, stream flow and temperature as it relates to modeling future scenarios related to land use and climate. The successful individual will be integrated into the Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (, working collaboratively with a state-wide team of researchers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Ph.D. by the time of appointment in geography, geospatial modeling, geospatial sciences, landscape architecture, or a related discipline;
  • Experience with scenario modeling demonstrated by publications in the field;
  • Strong quantitative skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with climate modeling, hydrological modeling, physically-based modeling, stream temperature modeling and/or computer programing are desirable.
  • Experience with multi-agent scenario-based modeling software
  • Experience with stakeholder engagement is desirable.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP002519P

Posting Date: 07/06/2020

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Please upload at least one PDF of a publication or submitted manuscript in the Other Document 1 field. Should you wish to upload more, you may do so in the additional optional Other Document fields.

Applicants who apply by July 27, 2020 will receive first consideration.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit:

EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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