Postdoc Opportunity at the Cary Institute

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is recruiting a Postdoctoral Associate to work with an exciting new, multi-institutional interdisciplinary research project, the Urban Resilience Sustainability Research Network, which is focused on resilience of cities in the face of extreme events. 

Postdoctoral Associates will  be based at the Cary Institute with a focus on Baltimore, but will work with a large network of researchers from 8 other cities Hermosillo (Sonora, Mexico), Miami FL, New York City NY, Phoenix AZ, Portland OR, San Juan PR, Syracuse NY, and Valdivia (Chile). 

Postdoc will participate in synthesis of social, ecological, and technological data to investigate how extreme events influence urban ecosystems and future sustainability.  For example, a research project may include the drought of record for Baltimore where we have data on the hydrologic, biogeochemical, and social responses to the drought.  Synthesis of these diverse datasets will shed light on how urban systems respond to extreme events. 

Preferred candidates will have expertise in hydrology and biogeochemistry of urban ecosystems and synthesis.  Expertise in GIS or modeling would also be desirable.  The postdoctoral researcher will have opportunities to develop independent lines of research in the context of the funded project.  Additional qualifications include: Ph.D. in Ecology, Environmental Science, and/o Engineering, Sustainability Science or related field required.  Competence in hydrology, biogeochemistry, GID or modeling is highly desirable. 

This is a salaried, exempt, benefitted position for one year with possible extension.  Final candidates will be required o successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment screening and background check. All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Closing date to apply is July 1, 2016 or until filled.  Start date is August 1, 2016 (flexible). 

To apply, visit our website at and complete our online job application. Please attach one document which includes a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references.  Please include job code 15028-I in your correspondence.  

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