Available Positions

Post-doctoral Research Associate

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Employment Duration

2 years (starting January 2021)

Application Due Date

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020 but will remain open until filled.

Post-doctoral Associate/Research Scientist

2-year post-doctoral associate position (or Research Scientist)

Job Description

The Data-Driven EnviroLab headed by Prof. Angel Hsu is seeking a two-year post-doctoral research associate or research scientist to contribute to a National Science Foundation-funded project that investigates the role of emerging technologies such as distributed ledger systems to climate change tracking and governance. The Data-Driven EnviroLab is an interdisciplinary group of researchers that applies cutting edge data analytics and quantitative approaches to environmental policy questions, from climate change to urbanization and energy. The post-doctoral associate will also have the opportunity to contribute to a range of the group’s other projects, building quantitative data analysis skills and contributing to ongoing real-world policy efforts and projects.

For more information on the Lab’s work on distributed ledger technology/digital solutions for climate data and governance, please see our Medium page.

Requirements

– Applicants must have completed a PhD or have relevant equivalent work experience in a relevant field, such as computer science, data science, climate policy or science, quantitative policy analysis, political science, science and technology studies.

– Domain expertise in either emerging technologies like distributed ledger systems (i.e., blockchain), Internet governance, or climate change strongly desired. Candidates who have quantitative data analysis (R, Python) or programming skills also strongly desired.

To apply, please submit an application here and send resume with a short letter of interest to angel.hsu(at)unc.edu.

Research Associate

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Employment Duration

1 year (starting January 2021), with possibility of extension

Application Due Date

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020 but will remain open until filled.

Research Associate

1-year research associate position, with possibility of extension

Job Description

The Data-Driven EnviroLab headed by Prof. Angel Hsu is seeking a full-time research associate to contribute to a range of the group’s projects. The Research Associate must demonstrate a high-level of research and writing skills, in either quantitative or qualitative methods. They will also be expected to assist in fundraising and grant management. The Research Associate will manage student research assistants – overseeing their work, providing feedback, and training. They will also be involved in project management and coordinating with external partners, including coordinating meetings, conference calls, and materials to support these efforts. Fluency in English required, working knowledge of other languages is also highly preferred. A bachelor’s or masters degree, preferably in a field related to environmental studies or climate policy, is required.

Requirements

– Writing and research for scientific publications, policy memos and briefs, and outreach materials (e.g., blogs, popular writing).

– Researching and analyzing datasets.

– Creating and editing website content, including blogs, editorials, and social media.

– Collaborating with external research partners and managing partnerships.

– Presenting publicly both internally and externally and others about ongoing work.

– Participating in and contributing to regular activities including workshops and training programs.

– Managing student research assistants.

– Project management (e.g., organizing conference calls, webinars, budgeting, funder reports, etc.)

– Other duties as assigned.

Currently reviewing applications, but we will likely open more positions in the coming months, so please check back.

Research/Data Scientist

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Employment Duration

1 year, with possibility of extension based on performance (starting January 2021)

Application Due Date

Applications will be accepted until position is filled

Research/Data Scientist 

1-year initially with possibility of extension

Job Description

The Data-Driven EnviroLab headed by Prof. Angel Hsu is seeking a full-time Research or Data Scientist to contribute to a range of the group’s research projects. The Data-Driven EnviroLab is an interdisciplinary group of researchers that applies cutting edge data analytics and quantitative approaches to environmental policy questions, from climate change to urbanization and energy. The Research or Data Scientist will have an opportunity to further quantitative skills, research and analytic writing in a fast-paced, dynamic environment that engages the real-world.

Requirements

– Applicants must have completed a B.S./M.S./PhD in a relevant quantitative field, such as geography, statistics, computer science, data science, climate policy or science, quantitative policy analysis, political science, or economics.

– Experience with statistical programming language is required; experience working in R is strongly preferred.

-Proficiency in at least two of the following languages/software: R, Python, JavaScript/HTML, GIS, bash, or others. Some of the skills past hires have utilized for our work include:

– Statistical analysis and data visualization in R or Python

– Statistical analysis, data visualization, and web scraping in Python

– Presentation of data and research findings in attractive, web accessible visualizations (RShiny, Javascript/d3)

– Presentation of data and research in map-based formats (Tableau, CartoDB, Javascript/Leaflet, ArcGIS, QGIS)

– Website development (PHP/WordPress)

– Work on open-source geospatial calculation tools utilizing GIS (QGIS or Google Earth Engine)

To apply please submit and application here and send a short letter of interest to angel.hsu(at)unc.edu.

Student Research Associates – Graduate/Undergraduate

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Employment Duration

Academic semester, with possibility of extension based on performance (starting as early as January 2021). Summer employment (full time) also possible.

Application Due Date

Ongoing – we accept applications at any time for strong applicants 

Student Research Associate – Graduate/Undergraduate [Multiple positions available]

1-year initially with possibility of extension

Job Description

The Data-Driven EnviroLab headed by Prof. Angel Hsu is looking for undergraduate and graduate student research assistants to contribute to a range of the group’s research projects. The Data-Driven EnviroLab is an interdisciplinary group of researchers that applies cutting edge data analytics and quantitative approaches to environmental policy questions, from climate change to urbanization and energy. Students will receive training in data-driven environmental policy research in a fast-paced, dynamic environment that engages the real-world.

Requirements

– Applicants must have completed a B.S./M.S./PhD in a relevant quantitative field, such as geography, statistics, computer science, data science, climate policy or science, quantitative policy analysis, political science, or economics.

– Experience with statistical programming language is required; experience working in R is strongly preferred.

-Proficiency in at least two of the following languages/software: R, Python, JavaScript/HTML, GIS, bash, or others. Some of the skills past hires have utilized for our work include:

– Statistical analysis and data visualization in R

– Statistical analysis, data visualization, and web scraping in Python

– Presentation of data and research findings in attractive, web accessible visualizations (RShiny, Javascript/d3)

– Presentation of data and research in map-based formats (Tableau, CartoDB, Javascript/Leaflet)

– Website development (PHP/WordPress)

-Work on open-source geospatial calculation tools utilizing GIS (QGIS or ArcGIS) in a Bash environment utilizing command-line tools (GDAL/OGR/GRASS)

– Development and maintenance of database tools written in open source languages (PostgreSQL, SQLite, etc.)

To apply please send resume with a short letter of interest to angel.hsu(at)unc.edu

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