Earth Lab Post-Doctoral Research Scholar, University of Colorado – Boulder

Boulder, CO

Organization: University of Colorado – Boulder Earth Lab

Duties: Varies based on position.

Positions: Natural Science of Coupled Extremes: Understanding the drivers and interactions among disturbances, position #09415; Social and Economic Impacts of Extremes, position #09414; Human Health & Environmental Change, position #09413; Settlements and Environmental Change, position #09412.

Desired qualifications: 

  • Doctoral degree in natural or social sciences related to the Earth Lab research themes as described below.
  • Strong quantitative background.
  • Experience in, or willingness to learn, appropriate programming and data analytic tools. Ideally the candidates will have experience in programming languages (e.g., R, Python, or others), can work in different environments (e.g., Linux), and are well versed in geospatial analysis software (e.g., QGIS).
  • Experience in integrating and analyzing large, and/or heterogeneous datasets.
  • Experience in working with a high performance computing or cloud computing environment is a plus.
  • Demonstrated publication and grant-writing skills.
  • Team spirit and interest in interdisciplinary research settings.

How to apply: Please visit the CU Careers website ( to apply for these positions (search for position #s: 09415, 09414, 09413, 09412). Applicants should provide: personal information prompted by the CU Careers website, a 1-2 page cover letter explaining relevant research background and interest in the specific Earth Lab theme (Doc 1), complete C.V. (Doc 2), a document listing the names and contact information for two references, who then will be prompted to submit their reference letters (Doc 3), proof of Ph.D. degree, or formal letter from your institution stating that all requirements for the Ph.D. degree have been completed (Doc 4).

Application deadline: June 9, 2017