Postdoc Nibbelink

University of Georgia

United States

December 25, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number G/R15587P

Working Title Postdoc Nibbelink Department Warnell-Research About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https: // www. uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 12/01/2021 Posting Date 11/22/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EOO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

UGA Statement

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https: // coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Duties/Responsibilities

Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.

Duties/Responsibilities

Research/Literature Review/Project Coordination: Coordinate with team members (faculty, students, USACE partners, international partners) and review literature and existing prioritization tool in order to determine approaches, data sources, and other criteria needed to accomplish project objectives.

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Research/Data Analysis: Build a conceptual model, collect and manage spatial data, conduct analyses, build an initial version of a spatially-explicit prioritization tool for nature-based solutions pertaining to aquatic systems.

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Writing: Identify opportunities to publish/share work through multiple avenues including (but not limited to) popular articles, technical notes, seminars/webinars, professional meetings, and peer reviewed journals.

Percentage of time 25 Duties/Responsibilities

International Partnerships: Coordinate with international partners at WWF and others. As the project's international partnership coordinator, maintain lines of communication, evaluate collaborative opportunities, shared methods, seminars/webinars, internships opportunities, and other elements as determined by project leaders.

Percentage of time 15

Position Details Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

This postdoc will coordinate and execute our work with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to develop a framework and geospatial tool(s) for the prioritization of landscape elements with respect to the potential to use natural infrastructure solutions for flood risk reduction in addition to water quality, habitat, and other social benefits in the context of engineering decision making and civil works projects. This process will allow stakeholders to visualize and prioritize geographic areas where natural infrastructure solutions might maximize multiple ecosystem services. The postdoc will coordinate team members (faculty, students, USACE partners, international partners), review literature, build a conceptual model, collect and manage spatial data, conduct analyses, build an initial version of a prioritization tool, and write reports/articles for various outlets.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

Doctorate in a relevant discipline (e.g., natural resource management, environmental engineering, hydrology, fisheries/wildlife) with expertise in geospatial analysis, particularly as it relates to support of conservation decision-making or the identification and prioritization of landscape elements for conservation, management, or engineering actions. Candidates will demonstrate and be committed to thriving in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment and conceptualize, implement, and write high quality/high impact interdisciplinary environmental conservation research products.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in geospatial analysis, spatial data management, and a working knowledge of coding geospatial operations (in R, Python, Julia, or other). Strong writing skills are essential. Understand and synthesize knowledge across disciplines (e.g., ecology, engineering, social science, policy).

Physical Demands

Lift 50 lbs, occasionally participate in field work potentially involving strenuous hikes. Work in front of a computer screen for several hours (with breaks as needed). Driving.

Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a requirement of this position? Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No

Contact Information

Contact Details

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below. For assistance with your application or login, please email hrweb@uga.edu.

Recruitment Contact Name Nathan Nibbelink Recruitment Contact Email nate2@uga.edu Recruitment Contact Phone

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