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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
Date Posted 03/10/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Posting Number req4470
Department Sch of Nat Resource&Enviro-Res
Department Website Link https://snre.arizona.edu
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights A postdoctoral associate position is available for a National Science Foundation project*, at the School of Natural Resources & the Environment (SNRE) of The University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. This is a year-to-year appointment up to 2 years contingent upon funding and performance. Expected start date is August 15, 2021. Salary is competitive plus benefits. The post-doc will have a primary supervisor in SNRE (Dr. José R. Soto) and will work closely with faculty with expertise in environmental economics, atmospheric science, applied ecology, and public policy and administration (Drs. Dave Breshears, Laura López-Hoffman, Abby Swann, Elizabeth Baldwin, and Aaron Lien). *Project title: CNH-L: Revealing the Hidden Ecoclimate Teleconnections Between Forest and Agriculture in the U.S. Enables Novel Governance Strategies for a Telecoupled World

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

• Conducting economic analyses on ecoclimate teleconnections - as these relate to forest die-off in one part of the world affecting agricultural producers and residents elsewhere (5%)
• Value of ecosystem services and mechanisms for capturing that value (e.g., ecotourism; welfare estimation; 20%)
• Experimental survey design and implementation (20%)
• Focus group and interview data collection and analysis (3%)
• Analysis of stated preference valuation data using statistical and econometric methods (30%)
• Writing research and outreach publications (20%)
• Other responsibilities include collaborations with undergraduate and graduate students working on related projects including appropriate co-authorship on manuscripts, preparing grant reports and manuscripts, as well as participation in future grant writings (2%)

• Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

• Strong knowledge of the ecosystem services valuation literature.

• Proficiency with relevant data analysis tools (e.g. STATA; NLOGIT; R; SPSS).

• Strong quantitative skills will be highly valued.

• Interest in interdisciplinary collaborate research; willingness to engage with researchers in other disciplines (e.g. climate science and ecology); and excellent writing and communication skills.


Minimum Qualifications Must have a doctorate degree in Ecological Economics, Natural Resources, Environmental, Agricultural Economics, Economics or a closely related field upon hire; at least two years’ experience with experimental survey design, implementation, analysis of complex data sets in a stated preferences context; and experience with focus group and interview methods. 
Preferred Qualifications Experience with qualitative data analysis.
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 50000
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 8/15/2021
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates dbusack@arizona.edu
Open Date 3/9/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document
Special Instructions to Applicant Please provide a writing sample
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 an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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