Postdoctoral Fellow - Agricultural Data Science

Opportunity Type: Other

The Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Agricultural Data Science. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will join an interdisciplinary and trans-institutional project integrating big geospatial data with qualitative data to model and understand the interactions between climate, land use, and agroecological outcomes. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be mentored by Dr. Emily Burchfield who has teaching and research interests in sustainable food systems, data science, and geospatial analysis. In addition to their research, the individual will be encouraged to mentor talented undergraduates, guest lecture in classes, and develop innovative pedagogy at a leading liberal arts institution. The position will last one year, renewable for at least one additional year contingent on satisfactory progress.

Candidates should have a PhD in the agricultural sciences, environmental science, data science, or a related field. Because this is a unique position that merges big data and qualitative data analysis, ideal candidates will have a strong background in both data science and qualitative methods. Demonstrated programming and quantitative skills are a must. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the start date.

Start date: August 1, 2020 (flexible)
Term: 1 year 1.00 FTE, renewable based on performance
Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary: $50,000 (plus benefits)
Institution: Department of Environmental Sciences, Emory University

Applications will need to submit a cover letter describing relevant experience and scholarly interests, their CV, and three letters of recommendation, sent directly to Dr. Burchfield. Emily.burchfield@emory.edu

Application deadline extended until May 10, 2020