Post-Doctoral Associate, Big Data in Sustainable Food Systems

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN4.2

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $60,000 - $77,000 a year

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in environmental engineering, environmental sciences, applied economics or equivalent;
  • Strong oral communication and writing skills;
  • Evidence of future publication productivity;
  • Team player.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2-4 years relevant research experience
  • Demonstrated experience within an interdisciplinary setting.
About the Job

Position Overview:
Provide analytical and project leadership on research addressing applications of big data in sustainable food systems. Specifically, applying big spatiotemporal data of crop production and food supply networks to examine the environmental, social and economic performance of policy and managerial interventions.

Major Areas of Accountability

80% Research; to include:
  • Conceptualize and conduct research in collaboration with faculty advisor and research team members, ensuring consistency with established methodological approaches and models, adherence to project timelines, and completeness of documentation;
  • Write and publish articles in peer-reviewed journals that highlight findings from research and experimental activities ensuring consistency with the highest standards of academic publication and showcasing the research group’s scientific leadership;
  • Communicate to research team developments/progress and results of research activities ensuring that relevant information and issues in the implementation of projects/experiments are captured in as comprehensive and timely manner as possible;
20% Administrative; to include:
  • Develop a novel research agenda leveraging data and modeling assets (FoodS3, Spatial LCA, Predictive LCA, etc.); coordinating with key personnel across collaborating institutions and in accordance with sponsor guidelines and reporting requirements.
  • Develop collaborative links with core scientific and practitioner personnel in related fields and content in order to improve rigor and relevancy of the group’s outputs.
  • Advise and mentor junior scholars.
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