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Post-Doc: Agent Based Modeler for adaptation to storms

The main duties of the postdoc will be to: 1) develop an integrative, rules-based model for storm adaptation in dynamic coastal social-ecological systems; 2) liaise with an international project team for model development, calibration and validation, and interpretation; 3) work with, and where necessary, mentor PhD students and field team staff; 4) lead data processing, analysis, and writing of papers; 5) present results at conferences and webinars; and 6) help lead workshops and broader impact activities. The postdoc will be supervised by a multidisciplinary research team, with specific expertise in various components of coastal social-ecological systems, however the team does not include an expert in rules-based modelling. It is thus expected that the postdoc will lead development of the rules-based model independently, using previously acquired expertise and technical support from their professional networks. The postdoc will be mentored by Drs. Siddharth Narayan, David Lagomasino and Nadine Heck at ECU and work closely with colleagues at Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Virginia Tech. The location of the position is flexible, and the successful candidate can be based either at ECU’s Coastal campus in the Coastal Studies Institute, on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, or at ECU’s Greenville Campus. The position will require travel between the two ECU campuses and to Fiji. Approximately 100% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to the project activities described above and related scientific research. Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training.

To apply, please visit Applicants will need to attach, a) their CV or resume, b) cover letter, c) 1 – 2 sample research papers and d) names and contact information of 3 references. Screening for the position will begin on July 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is Aug 15, 2024.


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