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Post Doctoral Research Associate
University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire
Date Posted 07/01/2022
Postdoctoral-Researcher Other
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
-  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Campus Location



UNH Earth Systems Research Centers

Summary of Position

The Earth Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire (UNH), has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary research team consisting of a global ecologist (Dr. Jingfeng Xiao, UNH), a forest hydrologist (Dr. Ge Sun, USDA Forest Service), a forest ecologist/climate scientist (Dr. Steve McNulty, USDA Forest Service), and a biological scientist and a DGVM modeler (Dr. John Kim, USDA Forest Service). The postdoc will be employed via UNH and be physically based at the Research Triangle Park in Durham, NC where the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center and USDA Southeast Climate Hub, a facility of the Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, are located.

Additional Job Information

UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.

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Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in areas such as forestry/natural resources, ecology, ecohydrology, remote sensing, atmospheric sciences/meteorology, biogeosciences, environmental science, or a related field is required.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Ideal candidates should have one or more of the following experiences: dynamic global vegetation modeling (or ecosystem modeling/Earth system modeling), satellite remote sensing, processing of large data sets, machine learning, and synthesis of in-situ observations. Strong communication, writing, and programming skills and publication record are highly desirable.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Percent Time Information (FTE)


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Renewable (Please specify below)

Posting Date


Open Until Filled


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Appointment Type

Grant Funded

This position is responsible for the supervision of

Does not supervise

Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Special Instructions to Applicants

INTERFOLIO USERS: If using Interfolio to submit letters of reference, please follow the special instructions at this link: https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/2729/docs/126635.pdf.

Instructions for reference providers can be access at: https://support.interfolio.com/m/29600/l/266335-submit-a-letter-of-recommendation-to-interfolio.

Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.
The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide
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