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Postdoctoral Scholar

Employer
Northern Arizona University
Location
Arizona, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 31, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Statistics
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Postdoctoral Scholar

Location: SICCS
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 606564
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence.



Special Information

This position is subject to the availability of funding. The incumbent is not eligible for Service Professional non-renewal notice, or Classified Staff layoff or recall status.

Job Description

Join an exciting Northern Arizona University research team (https://gurneylab.nau.edu/) in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona doing cutting-edge research on the carbon cycle and climate change. This postdoctoral position will perform research on quantification and analysis of fossil fuel CO2 emissions at fine space/time scales related to electricity consumption (Scope 2 emissions) in the US. This is an ongoing effort to incorporate Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions onto the Vulcan fossil fuel CO2 emissions platform (https://vulcan.rc.nau.edu/). The position intersects the disciplines of carbon cycle science, spatial analysis, electricity grid modeling, informatics, and emissions accounting.

Given the multidisciplinary nature of the research, a highly self-directed, creative and self-motivated individual is sought. The position is a fulltime appointment with an anticipated start date between 11/1/2022 and 3/1/2023.

Research and Publications - 85%
  • Research into the United States electricity grid with an aim to quantify GHG emissions at the consumption point from electricity production.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals related to research are expected. Internal publication and documentation expected.
  • Data archive and codebase development for said research expected.
  • Keeps detailed records of experiments, data, and analyses.
  • Presents project results to internal and external parties at regular meetings, seminars, and conferences.
  • Performs statistical analyses, including selecting the appropriate analysis procedure, setting up data for analysis, judging validity and reliability of data, designing, and writing programs to perform analyses, and producing written reports on the result of the analyses.
  • Effectively uses available technology to facilitate the success of the project.
  • Submits proposals for external funding.

Co-PI Responsibilites -10%
  • As part of all postdoc mentoring, postdoc is expected to contribute to proposals, ideally as a co-PI.

Other - 5%
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in a field related to position (e.g., Informatics, Civil Engineering, Ecological/Environmental Sciences) from an accredited college or university


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with US electrical grid modeling, flow, and analysis
  • Experience with geospatial statistics
  • Strong numerical analysis abilities
  • R/python programming experience
  • Carbon accounting/foot printing experience
  • GIS experience


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Knowledge
  • Knowledge of the use of laboratory/field instruments and tools.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject disciplines.

Skills
  • Organizational and project management skills.
  • Leadership, coordination, and/or supervision skills.
  • Data collection, processing, and analysis.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Highly motivated to perform research in a collaborative environment.

Abilities
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Possesses strong problem solving, organizational, and analytical capabilities.
  • Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment


COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.

Salary

Anticipated salary range is $54,779 - $68,474. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Benefits

Post-Doctoral Scholars are hired on a contract basis, renewable each fiscal year for a maximum of 4 renewals (5 years) according to terms of the Arizona Board of Regents' Conditions of Post-Doctoral Service. NAU offers an excellent benefit package to Post-Doctoral Scholars including generous health, dental and vision insurance; 10 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Participation in NAU retirement plans is not available to Post-Doctoral Scholars. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days.

Application Deadline

October 3, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.



To apply, visit https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=606564&PostingSeq=1



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