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Post Doctoral Researcher, Ecological Modeling, Department of

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

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Post Doctoral Researcher, Ecological Modeling, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

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Work type: Staff

Location: Newark

Categories: Full Time, Extension and Outreach

Duties and Responsibilities

The researcher will be expected to run, visualize, interpret, and present results from crop, ecological or land surface models. Test model sensitivity (e.g., using a Bayesian framework). Meet regularly to present results to a multidisciplinary team and the funding agency. Publishing of results in scientific journals. Document work to support open and reproducible science. Work in an iterative, agile environment to promote infrastructure for open science.

Specific Responsibilities:

+ Run, calibrate and validate crop and ecological models

+ Develop, refactor, test, and document scientific workflows

+ Implement new ecophysiological mechanisms in existing models

+ Identify and communicate data needs to researchers

+ Create and improve visualizations and interpretation of results

+ Writing reports and peer-review manuscripts.

+ Responsible for complying with university policies, procedures, and best practices regarding protecting data and following UD data governance rules.

Minimum Qualifications

+ Doctoral degree in related field of research.

+ Experience in scientific software development

+ Proficiency in R or Python.

+ Experience with crop, ecological or land surface models

+ Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new skills.

+ Excellent organizational skills.

+ Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team and publish scientific manuscripts.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional experience or interest in learning Bayesian modeling, data management, project management, version control, high performance computing. Proficiency in a compiled language such as C, C++, or FORTRAN.

Documents Needed to Apply

+ Cover Letter

+ Curriculum Vitae

+ Publications 1-2 (examples in electronic format)

+ Names and contact information of three references

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Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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Posted On: Jul 14, 2021

Updated On: Jan 26, 2022