Postdoctoral Position Available: Regional Analysis of Food, Energy and Water Systems under Climate Extremes - City University of New York

Date: 
7 November 2019

Postdoctoral Position Available
Regional Analysis of Food, Energy and Water Systems under Climate Extremes
City University of New York
New York, New York

Application deadline: 24 November 2019 (or until filled)

For more information and to apply, go to:
https://www.rfcuny.org/careers/postings?pvnID=RC-1909-003296

For questions, contact:
Charles J. Vörösmarty
Email: cvorosmarty [at] gc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212-413-3142


The City University of New York (CUNY) Advanced Science Research Center invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate to study contemporary and future challenges to food-energy-water systems (FEWS) of the northeast and midwestern United States. This position will be located in New York, New York.

Eligible fields of expertise include modeling; numerical methods; and/or geospatial data analysis training in the areas of hydrology, environmental systems analysis, environmental engineering, energy assessment, and ecosystem services evaluation.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Execute large-scale food-water-energy nexus modeling studies;
  • Data integration from Earth system science and human dimensions perspectives;
  • Analyze role of traditional engineering assets and ecosystem services in regional food-energy water
    systems;
  • Perform simple to complex research tasks, investigations, and analytical activities;
  • Formulate scenarios of potential future trajectories of FEWS conditions and management responses; and
  • Integrate across individual project elements (models, data) by helping to create and apply a holistic analysis framework.

Qualifications and skills include:

  • Strong numerical skills;
  • Modeling, data visualization geospatial analysis (GIS);
  • Ability to write clearly, including technical reports and peer-reviewed scientific publications;
  • Presentation skills for internal team meetings and scientific conferences; and
  • Capacity to participate in team-based research and lead various aspects of the work, including project management.

Other duties include:

  • In coordination with project lead, execute project management on various aspects of project;
  • Interdisciplinary interactions with a modeling team;
  • Consultation with other researchers and authorities in the field as appropriate; and
  • Interact and help mentor graduate.

Candidates should have completed a PhD by the time of appointment in an appropriate field of study or specialty from an accredited institution.

Applications must include, as separate documents, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, two recent reprints, and contact information for three references. Applications must be submitted online at https://www.rfcuny.org/careers/postings?pvnID=RC-1909-003296.

Application deadline: 24 November 2019 (or until filled)

For more information and to apply, go to:
https://www.rfcuny.org/careers/postings?pvnID=RC-1909-003296

For questions, contact:
Charles J. Vörösmarty
Email: cvorosmarty [at] gc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212-413-3142