The candidate should have experience with spatiotemporal statistical modeling, and ideally to its application to paleo sea level or other paleo environmental data sets. Collaborating closely with the project's software engineering lead, they will be responsible for day-to-day scientific direction of the National Science Foundation-funded PaleoSTeHM project. This project is developing a framework for spatio-temporal hierarchical modeling of paleo data that builds upon modern, scalable software infrastructure for machine learning. Its goal is to develop a framework that keeps pace with software engineering advances and makes these powerful modeling approaches broadly available to the paleo science community.
Principal responsibilities include: (1) engaging with international networks of paleo researchers to develop requirements for PaleoSTeHM, (2) using PaleoSTeHM to develop statistical models to reconstruct past global and regional changes in sea level, (3) training other paleo researchers in the use of PaleoSTeHM, and (4) writing papers describing this research.
The position will be based at Rutgers-New Brunswick, with remote work possible. The position is a grant-funded annual position, with renewal for up to three years expected subject to performance.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Applicant must hold a PhD in geology, oceanography, statistics, computer science, or a related discipline at time of appointment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Familiarity with the literature on spatiotemporal and/or Bayesian statistical methods. Strong coding skills, including experience in Python.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Familiarity with Jupyter and high performance computing is a plus.
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