The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. by the start date. Must have a strong interdisciplinary background related to ice/climate and society. Applicants must have field-based research experience and a record of community or stakeholder interaction. Applicants should have a record of good written and spoken communication skills, as well as evidence of being an independent researcher with a collaborative attitude.
This is a two-year position with a salary of $50,004 per year (plus benefits, such as health insurance), and an additional $2,000 per year in research funds provided.
The Glacier Lab at the University of Oregon explores glacier fluctuations from both a physical science perspective and societal lens. What is the impact of cryospheric change and ice loss on local communities in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska region? How do we reconcile the long-term trends in glacier change with observed short-term variations, and how do the short-term changes affect various social groups differently? To make progress on these questions, this project will develop a more nuanced, time-focused approach to glacier change, examining the impacts of ice change on various marine and land-based ecosystems, as well as analyze how different human communities and individuals are affected by the timing of specific changes in socio-cryospheric systems across the greater Northwest region.
The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with a diverse research team from multiple units, utilize a wide range of techniques and data sources from both the ice and society realms, and be involved in extensive mentoring and training on conducting multi-disciplinary collaborative projects.