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Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ, United States
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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The Ruddell Laboratory is recruiting Ph.D. students with Research Assistantships. Study Food, Water, and Energy Systems resilience, Systems Engineering, Ecological Informatics, Citizen Science, and Data Science in an interdisciplinary Informatics graduate program, alongside the CSIL staff and FEWSION project scientists, in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona. Ecological Informatics students entering the SICCS PhD program in upcoming years have the opportunity to participate in a world-class National Research Traineeship (NRT) cohort. Allied graduate programs and centers at NAU provide additional collaborative and degree opportunities, including the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) and the School of Earth and Sustainability (SES). Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. NAU offers a world-class collaborative environment in Informatics, Data Science, and Ecology.

We seek two software engineers and scientists with strong data science, citizen science, and hydrology interests to lead the implementation and application of the Integrated Flood Stage Observation Network (IFSON) via a NSF Funded Smart and Connected Communities project and NSF Macrosystems Biology project. This project is synthesizing multiple data streams to provide a fine-scale treatment of flooding, including the development of mobile applications and back-end server support for hydrology, urban flood information, riparian ecology, and citizen science. This scientist will work with Dr. Ruddell, Dr. Abe Springer, Dr. Eck Doerry, and team collaborations including Arizona State University, CrowdHydrology, Mobile Hydrology, Michigan Tech, University of Arizona, CUAHSI, USGS, and the National Weather Service's National Water Center. Positions may be filled at any level including GRA, Postdoc, or staff. The position will be based out of SICCS at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona. Direct informal inquiries to Ben Ruddell at benjamin.ruddell@nau.edu.

We seek a Data Scientist to take a leadership role on the construction and curation of core FEWSION project datasets, and on their documentation and accessibility via data models and API’s. The position is based out of the FEWSION project office at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona. Postdoctoral level inquiries are also invited. The position is open immediately until filled. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply; NAU is an AA/EEO/MWDV employer. A background check is required. Direct inquiries to Ben Ruddell at benjamin.ruddell@nau.edu. Salary Range:  $41,000 - $64,000 (grade 52) depending upon qualifications. Learn more Job ID: 603516.

We seek a Ph.D. student or Postdoc to work with Dr. Nick McKay and Dr. Ben Ruddell to pursue an interdisciplinary Ph.D. that blends paleoclimatology and sustainability research. This project focuses on investigating how modern food, water and economic infrastructure would cope with severe prehistoric droughts in the southwest U.S., which were both more extreme and longer-lived than anything observed during the past 200 years. Prospective students will be integrated with both the Paleoclimate Dynamics Laboratory and the Complex Systems Informatics Laboratory at NAU, as well as the larger FEWSION project, which is mapping the interconnectivity between food, energy and water, and their responses to shocks and stresses, for the United States. Direct informal inquiries to Nick McKay at Nicholas.McKay@nau.edu.