Research Scholar

North Carolina State University

United States

December 24, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number PG190585PD

Position Number 00108959 Position Type Post Doc FLSA Exempt

Department ID 118101 - Biological And Agricultural En

Department Job City & State Raleigh, NC

Position Information

Essential Job Duties

The Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar position in the area of water quality modeling. The postdoctoral research scholar will report directly to Dr. Natalie Nelson at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, and work as part of a multi-institutional team including researchers from the University of Florida, University of South Florida, and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation on a project funded by the US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center. Interested applicants should be available to start by February 2022. The position is funded through August 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate will be expected to:

· Manage and wrangle large environmental datasets, including tabular and geospatial data

· Develop models to explain and predict ecological responses and changes in water quality as a function of system hydrology and water management

· Prepare scientific communication products, including peer-reviewed articles, oral presentations, and outreach materials

Other Work/Responsibilities

Work Schedule Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

Department Required Skills

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering or related field or have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the start date (verified by completion letter).

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

The ideal candidate will have experience working with a programming language like R or Python, experience with geographic information systems (GIS), experience analyzing water quality data, and strong technical communication skills (written and oral).

Required License or Certification


Valid NC Driver's License required? No Commercial Driver's License Required? No

Recruitment Anticipated Hiring Range $50,000

If you anticipate multiple hires from this search, please indicate how many

Job Open Date 11/23/2021 Quick Link https: //


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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