Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Society for Risk Analysis

Durham, NC, United States 🇺🇸

Job Description

A post-doctoral research position is available at Duke University for a candidate with expertise in modeling the interactions between human and natural systems.  Specific research application areas include climate and land use change, forest management, water quality, air quality, and watershed ecosystem services. The successful candidate would be funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Coupled Natural and Human Systems Program and from the Bridge Collaborative, a new partnership between Duke, The Nature Conservancy, PATH, and The International Food and Policy Research Institute.

This is a minimum two-year appointment that includes a competitive salary and benefits. The start date is flexible, but ideally by January, 2017.


Candidates should have:

  • A Ph.D. in engineering, environmental science, environmental or natural resource economics, ecological economics, or a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on cross-disciplinary projects
  • Evidence of past research productivity in the form of peer-reviewed publications
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of environmental modeling and ecosystem service valuation

Candidates with training and interest in statistics, risk assessment, decision theory and environmental modeling of complex systems are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vita, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Mark Borsuk ([email protected]).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employee opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.