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Post-doc position available

posted Apr 1, 2017, 2:33 PM by
Research Position in Forest Modeling

We have an exciting opportunity within a new research project on forest landscape change and climate change. We are seeking an individual who can conduct forest modeling and work collaboratively across teams for two years. The research (postdoctoral) position is available at the Dynamic Ecosystems and Landscapes Lab at North Carolina State University and the Mathematical Ecology and Environmental Modeling Lab at The Washington State University Vancouver ( This person will work with the project PIs, Dr. Robert Scheller (NCSU) and Dr. Nick Strigul (WSUV), on parameterization and validation of ecological models, in particular, LANDIS-II and SORTIE-PPA. Additional information about the project is available at 

Desired qualification: PhD in relevant field, excellent programming skills (C++ and R), experience in datamining of ecological, environmental or climatic databases, statistics and model parameterization. We would also consider a candidate with MS degree in relevant area and 5+ years of professional experience in environmental modeling. Highly competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate will be officially hired by Washington State University Vancouver. Position located in the Portland metropolitan area (OR). Portland area is in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, it provides exceptional recreational opportunities and healthy work/life balance. 

There is a flexibility in the starting date, the position can begin on June 1, 2017 or later. In order to receive full consideration please submit CV, cover letter and research statement by email ( and ) and arrange 3 letters of recommendation sent by references. 

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