The Urban Ecology Research Lab has a unique research associate position (9-month service period) starting this Summer to work on a data-intensive project The project is a pilot investigation to detect signatures of socio-ecological functions and innovations in urbanizing regions. Using high resolution socio-ecological data (i.e. census, land use parcels, NDVI etc.) and social network records (e.g., cell phone/tweets), our team applies selected metrics to identify observable patterns and extrapolate general properties of a city's socio-ecological structure and dynamics.
Requirements: Minimum requirements include Ph.D. within the past six years. The candidate should also have significant experience with GIS data, large data sets, modeling and programming languages. Desired requirements PhD in a field related to Urban Modeling/Urban Ecology, including, but not limited to, ecology, biology, earth science, computer science, physics, modeling, or remote sensing/GIS.
Desired: In addition to a solid grounding in science and information technology, it is desirable for the candidate to have direct experience managing a dynamic, self-organizing research lab or similarly evolving organization.
University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Candidate cover letters, curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation can be sent to Marina Alberti, Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington Box 355740, Seattle, Washington 98195-5740. Questions regarding this position can also be directed via email to Marina Alberti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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