Computational Modeling of Social-Ecological Systems and Coupled Natural and Human Systems Postdocs

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Vermont EPSCVermont EPSCoR is recruiting several postdocs and PhD level graduate students to join our cutting-edge NSF-funded research on Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE).  We are initiating a five-year award of large-scale interdisciplinary studies which will determine how the Lake Champlain Basin’s landscape, watershed and lake conditions respond to extreme weather events and will test policy scenarios for enhancing resilience using our comprehensive Integrated Assessment Model (IAM). As a member of the BREE team, you will have excellent mentoring and participate in unique learning and professional development experiences including learning to communicate your science through our program with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.

Computational Modeling of Social-Ecological Systems and Coupled Natural and Human Systems Postdocs

Position ID: PDA#034

Two multi-year post-doctoral scientist positions are available at the University of Vermont as part of a research study on Resilience to Extreme Events in Social-Ecological Systems of the Lake Champlain Basin.  We seek scientists and scholars interested in pursuing cutting-edge research in the areas of computational modeling of social-ecological systems and coupled natural and human systems. Candidates should enjoy being part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers (i.e., faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and stake holders) working toward identifying strategies that improve water quality resilience within the Basin.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in environmental sciences, policy or engineering, computer science, quantitative social sciences or related field with research interests in Scientific Computing, Social-Ecological Systems, Machine Learning, Cognitive Sciences, or Management/Policy Sciences, applied to inter-disciplinary research that employs social and natural science and engineering.

A major goal of Vermont EPSCoR is workforce development, which means that the graduate students and postdocs will be intensively mentored for success. Individuals selected will be expected to interact substantially across the project. Start date September 1, 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Questions can be directed to Donna Rizzo (

To apply:  please send CV, names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter outlining research interests, expertise and availability to and reference Position ID PDA#034.


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