This postdoctoral position will have several responsibilities within the Arctic Research Center at the University of Virginia. The successful candidate will contribute to a National Science Foundation (NSF) research project, Understanding the Changing Natural-Built Landscape in an Arctic Community: An Integrated Sensor Network in Utqiagvik, Alaska, regarding the implementation of a terrestrial meteorological sensor network and geophysical surveying in the community of Utqiagvik, Alaska to assess how components of the built environment affect local conditions and the stability of permafrost. The postdoctoral researcher will have some project management responsibilities within the UVA Arctic Research Center and will have opportunities to teach or contribute to courses on Arctic systems. The successful candidate will also have the flexibility to incorporate their own research ideas into existing UVA Arctic Research Center projects. Candidates may also serve as a mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Qualification requirements include:

  • A PhD degree in environmental sciences or related field;
  • A strong publication record in Arctic system sciences;
  • Experience working with meteorological and bio-geophysical data, with an emphasis on complex datasets, and spatial and time series analyses; and
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, both oral and written.

Applications must be submitted online and include:

  • Cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae, and
  • Contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters.

Note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the curriculum vitae box.

Application review begins 14 March 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

For more information and to apply, go to:
Full Position Announcement

For questions, contact:
Howard Epstein
Phone: 434-906-0320