Post-doctoral Research Associate
Institution: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Department: The Center for Applied GIScience
State: North Carolina
Contact: Ross K. Meentemeyer (email@example.com)
Additional Information URL: http://www.gis.uncc.edu
Post-doctoral Research Associate at Center for Applied GIScience, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The Center for Applied GIScience at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (http://gis.uncc.edu) is seeking a broadly trained post-doctoral research associate in Geographic Information Science with a focus on spatiotemporal simulation of complex adaptive spatial systems. Specific preferred requirements and expectations include 1) expertise in spatiotemporal simulation (e.g., agent-based models and cellular automata) and complexity theory; 2) expertise or experience in quantitative modeling of land use and land cover change (urbanization), and landscape ecology; 3) proficient computer programming skills (C/C++ preferred); and 4) experience using Linux and/or high-performance computing and interest using cutting-edge cyberinfrastructure for complex spatial problem-solving. Knowledge of land use and ecological systems in the southeastern U.S. is a plus.
The successful candidate will work in the Center for Applied GIScience under the supervision of Drs. Ross K. Meentemeyer and Wenwu Tang, with an opportunity for significant interactions with faculty, staff, and students. The Center’s research mission focuses on resolving large-scale resource and sustainability concerns through the integration of geospatial, natural, and social sciences coupled with advanced modeling techniques and high performance computing. In particular, the post-doctoral associate will have opportunities to utilize the Center’s advanced computing infrastructure, including a high-performance computing cluster (the GEM cluster) and a high-end many-core GPU server.
Funding for this position is available for up to two years and renewable in the second year pending satisfactory performance. Salary is highly competitive, including health benefits. For qualification, applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Geographic Information Science or a related field at time of application. Strong background and expertise in geospatial simulation and technologies are expected. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please electronically send the following information to Ross K. Meentemeyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Wenwu Tang (WenwuTang@uncc.edu) with “Spatiotemporal Simulation Post Doc” in the email subject line: 1) a cover letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) contact information of three references; and 4) writing samples (no more than three).
Ross K. Meentemeyer | Professor
Executive Director | Center for Applied GIScience
Director | MA and PhD Geography Graduate Programs
UNC Charlotte | Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
9201 University City Blvd | Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: 704-687-5944 | Fax: 704-687-5966
email@example.com | http://www.gis.uncc.edu
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