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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Warnell School of Forestry
and Natural Resources
Job Field:
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
University of Georgia
Job Description:

: Provide statistical and technical assistance to the National Park Service’s Inventory and Monitoring Division, with a focus on analyzing continuous and discrete fresh water and estuarine water-quality monitoring data collected by monitoring programs in national parks throughout the southeastern United States. Prepare and provide statistical-support reports; develop methods and tools for quality-control review, analysis, and visualization of data; assist with the review of monitoring protocols (such as power analyses and evaluating data variability and recommending changes to reduce variability); present research results to partners and at scientific conferences; publish in peer-reviewed literature; assist with development of research proposals; and interact with scientists at the National Park Service and the Georgia Cooperative Research Unit and our partners. Other related duties may also be assigned as needs arise (e.g., required training, contribution to general operation of the research unit). Further, lab members are expected to help maintain a supportive collegiate environment.


Required – PhD in Statistics, Ecology, Natural Resources, or related field; experience with managing data, generalized linear mixed models, and developing data visualizations; proficiency with R; ability to work independently and collaboratively; written and oral communication skills corresponding to quantitative analyses. Preferred – record of scholarship and demonstration of expertise with statistical analyses and modeling of water-quality monitoring data and other data collected from natural habitats and wild populations.

approximately $52,000 / year, plus benefits, with potential for continuation contingent upon
performance and funding.
How to Apply:

Please see, posting number: G/R19366P. Requested materials include: 1) a cover letter describing professional accomplishments and interests (1-page max), 2) a CV, 3) unofficial transcripts of college-level work, and 4) contact information for 3 professional references. Review of applications will begin on 10 October 2022. Preferred start is late 2022 to early 2023. Open until filled.


Contact: Dr. Brian Irwin, e:

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