Post-Doc Research Associate

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
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Department Renaissance Computing Inst - 637100
Posting Open Date 07/20/2022
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003541
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on qualifications and experience
Proposed Start Date 09/26/2022
Estimated Duration of Appointment 24 Months

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
Are you ready to go beyond the state of the art?
At the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), we use data, creativity, and inclusive teaming to revitalize how science is done. Fostering data science expertise and creating cyberinfrastructure isn’t just about solving known problems – it’s about expanding human potential by unlocking data.
We need innovators, builders, strategists, technologists, architects, and creative thinkers across all domains to drive this work forward. When you join our team, you’ll:
-Spend your time solving the interesting and unique problems of research and development.
-Shape your future through experimentation and unfettered access to premier education and research.
-Make connections to people and projects that ignite your passion.
We know that diversity of people and ideas is a cornerstone of innovation, and we work to ensure our culture reflects that knowledge. We provide the tools you need to do your job effectively; we offer flexibility so you can be the most productive version of you; and we encourage thoughtful and challenging discourse.
Join our research institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today and help us spark a scientific renaissance across the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and beyond.
Position Summary
The Renaissance Computing Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to fill one postdoctoral opening for a NOAA-funded project that will develop statistical and other approaches to project coastal storm surge assessments into future current climate scenarios. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct simulations on high-performance computers, develop new and modify existing input datasets, and develop approaches for projecting current climate assessments for storm surge into future climate scenarios. The postdoctoral associate will write technical reports and scientific papers to present research results and assist in developing proposals for external funding. The position is renewed on an annual basis, for a minimum of 2 years, based on satisfactory performance.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Candidates must have a doctoral degree from an accredited institution in physical oceanography, climate science, or a related science or engineering discipline.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Must have an interest in coastal hazards and risk, numerical modeling and methods, and data analysis. A successful candidate will have: (1) a strong quantitative and analytic background, (2) strong programming skills in Fortran and Python or Matlab, and (3) effective communication skills with an ability to work within a multi-disciplinary research team.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Knowledge and experience with numerical modeling applications with the ADCIRC storm surge and wind-wave model is preferred.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Special Instructions
For information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services click here
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, cover letter, at least 2 representative publications, and contact information for two references to Dr. Brian Blanton (Brian_Blanton@Renci.Org ). Review of applications will begin on Sept 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
For additional information, please email Brian Blanton (Brian_Blanton@Renci.Org ) or Rick Luettich ( ).
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