Research Associate B

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH, USA 🇺🇸

Position Details

Position Information

Posting date05/03/2022
Closing date
Open Until FilledYes
Position Number1128107
Position TitleResearch Associate B
Department this Position Reports toThayer School of Engineering
Hiring Range MinimumPlease Inquire
Hiring Range MaximumPlease Inquire
SEIU LevelNot an SEIU Position
FLSA StatusExempt
Employment CategoryRegular Full Time
Scheduled Months per Year12
Scheduled Hours per Week40
Location of PositionThayer School of Engineering
15 Thayer Drive
Hanover, NH 03755
Remote Work Eligibility?Hybrid
Is this a term position?No
If yes, length of term in months.N/A
Is this a grant funded position?Yes
Position PurposeTo conduct research on multi-sector dynamics in support of climate risk management. The position is for one year with potential extension beyond that, subject to funding available.
DescriptionTwo full-time postdoc positions are available at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College to join the Keller research group. The successful candidates will become part of a transdisciplinary research group in the area of climate risk management. The research group addresses two interrelated questions. First, how can we mechanistically understand past and potentially predict future changes in the Earth system? Second, how can we use this information to design sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible risk management strategies? We analyze these questions through mission-oriented basic research covering a wide range of disciplines such as engineering, decision science, statistics, Earth sciences, economics, and philosophy. Current collaborative projects analyze, for example, the dynamics and impacts of deep decarbonization, the design of coastal flood risk management strategies, and multisector dynamics.

The successful candidates will co-lead research to improve the characterization and understanding of (i) uncertainties and (ii) system dynamics related to climate risks. Examples of the adopted research approaches are provided at this web-page and this overview paper. The candidates will ideally have strong quantitative backgrounds in relevant disciplines (e.g., applied math, operations research, statistics, engineering, or Earth sciences) and interests in collaborating with neighboring disciplines. The positions provide unique opportunities for research, education, outreach, decision support, and professional development. The successful candidates will enjoy ample opportunities to co-design their project portfolios and for transdisciplinary research collaborations. They will be mentored by a team of experts in relevant disciplines.

The positions are available immediately. Each initial appointment will be for a period of one year, with an excellent possibility of renewal for one or more additional years. For more information about the positions, please contact Prof. Klaus Keller ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. The salary will be competitive, commensurate with experience, and will comply with Dartmouth College guidelines. Successful completion of a background check is required prior to employment.
Required Qualifications – Education and Yrs ExpPhD or equivalent combination of education and experience
Required Qualifications – Skills, Knowledge and AbilitiesPhD in related field.Experienced with modeling and statistical techniques.Good communication and interpersonal skills.Experience in quantitative research.
Preferred QualificationsExperience in the areas of uncertainty quantification and model diagnostics preferred.
Department Contact for Cover Letter and TitleProfessor Klaus Keller
Talent Acquisition ConsultantRay Garcia
Equal Opportunity EmployerDartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
Background CheckEmployment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Special Instructions to ApplicantsThis position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds. 
All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID-19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion delaying your start date or rescinding its offer of employment.
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Key Accountabilities

DescriptionConducts research towards project objectives and collaborates with project personnel in an advised, but independent manner.
Percentage Of Time70%
DescriptionLearns new techniques and subject matter as part of this project, and to establish themselves within the field.
Percentage Of Time10%
DescriptionShares results, methods, and objectives with the project teams. Assists and co-leads in preparing charts, graphs, and writing for manuscripts, presentations, and reports.
Percentage Of Time10%
DescriptionMaintains records of their actions and results, and reports outcomes to supervisor and other members of the team.
Percentage Of Time10%

Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
Performs other duties as assigned.

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  1. Resume
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