Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, collection of pilot data, report writing, and supervising of undergraduate research students and graduate research students, overseeing data collection procedures, supervising numerical modeling procedures, review of data for quality control, supervision of data entry/data analysis, analysis of research hypothesis using and the development of independent and collaborative presentations and publications. Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training. Approximately 75% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to data collection, numerical model setup, processing numerical model outputs, spatial analyses and writing up of results. Approximately 25% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to managing the day-to-day activity of undergraduate and graduate research students in the laboratory.
Special Instructions To Application:
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through PeopleAdmin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one-year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at: https://rede.ecu.edu/postdoctoral/
English Proficiency; Excellent written and oral communication skills; PhD in coastal environmental engineering, coastal geology, or related field; Expertise with numerical modeling of waves and water levels in coastal and nearshore environments; Experience with GIS.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Wanchese
Position Number: PDS-DCS-07-20
Organizational Unit Overview:
The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of coastal engineering, coastal and ocean science. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of the numerical modeling of coastal waves, extreme water levels and the impact of coastal ecosystems on flood extents and flood damages, assisting with generating new inter-disciplinary research ideas and contributing to the growth of interdisciplinary units at ECU: The Integrated Coastal Studies Program, which focuses on issues related to the continental margin resources, natural hazards, and coastal and marine health.
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