Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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Location: Tucson, ARIZONA
Job Type: FullTime
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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Posting Number req13762
Department Sch of Landscape Architecture
Department Website Link
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights

The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning is in search of a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with the Southwest Urban Integrated Field Laboratory (SW-IFL), funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The primary research focus for this Postdoctoral Research Associate is interdisciplinary climate change resilience research, with a focus on bridging science and decision-making in urban contexts. Candidates with experience in climate change resilience research and an interest in heat research in urban contexts are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will work together as a cohort with interdisciplinary researchers, decision-makers, and community members across the Southwest on research that advances equitable decision-making to improve climate change resilience. This is a year-to-year appointment, contingent upon funding and performance.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The Southwest Urban Integrated Field Laboratory (SW-IFL) is a multi-institution Urban Integrated Field Laboratories program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to advance urban systems science through an integrated framework of observations, modeling, and resilience. The SW-IFL is focused on the Arizona Urban Sun Corridor, stretching from the Mexican Border to the south, through the Tucson and Phoenix metropolitan regions, to Flagstaff and the Navajo (Diné) Nation to the north. Institutional partners include Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • Conduct collaborative and independent research on climate change resilience in the Southwest.
  • Collaborate with the PI and research team, including supporting and potentially leading manuscripts and proposals.
  • Represent the research team at workshops, conferences, and forums.
  • Conduct tasks as directed by the principal investigator.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with an interdisciplinary research team.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in climate change resilience.
  • Demonstrated interest or expertise in heat-related research areas such as field data collection, mapping, public health outcomes, and/or policy and governance.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research, including executing research objectives, paper publication, and proposal development.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Must have a doctorate degree in urban planning or in a related field as applicable upon hire
  • Experience exhibiting self-motivation and working independently to complete work assignments.
  • Experience reading complex operations and financial reports, as well as writing detailed reports and preparing and delivering presentations.
  • Experience analyzing and summarizing data sets using computing and/or statistical tools.
  • Experience with basic computer applications: MS Office, Excel, Word, Power Point.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in working with non-academic partners, including community stakeholders.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay $54,835
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date 2/27/2023
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates Ladd Keith
Open Date 2/20/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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