Duties: The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies seeks a full time research support specialist to assist with research on urban green infrastructure (GI) in a multi-city study of green infrastructure planning and policy. The ideal candidate will have expertise in document analysis, green infrastructure, and advanced statistics discovering and managing documents and associated data bases. The applicant should be comfortable with social science methods, explicitly including methods for document analysis, to work as a member of a team including postdocs and senior scientists to examine how green infrastructure is perceived, planned, and initiated in multiple US cities. The successful applicant must be adept at working with multiple researchers from a range of disciplines, including urban ecology, geography, landscape and urban planning, biophysical science, and environmental educators. Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills are also required for assistance in coordinating research, database management, and input from collaborators in the team. Team members are Joshua Ginsberg, Steward Pickett, Emma Rosi, and Shannon LaDeau at the Cary Institute, Timon McPhearson at the Cary Institute and the New School University, Mary Cadenasso at the University of California Davis, Peter Groffman at the Advanced Science Research Center of the City University of New York, and Morgan Grove at the USDA Forest Service. The applicant will also collaborate with other closely related research projects at the institution including the NSF Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather-related Events Sustainability Research Network (URExSRN.net) and the Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER. Applicants may contact Prof Timon McPhearson for further information.
Duration: This position is full time for one year with possible continuation for a second year. The position includes salary plus benefits. Start date is flexible but early spring 2018 is preferred.
Location: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, or The New School University, New York City
Qualifications: Bachelor's or Masters degree in urban sociology, urban planning, ecology, geography, environmental science, or related social sciences. The applicant should have strong R or other statistical software skills, experience in document analysis including related qualitative analysis skills, strong internet research and organization skills, and familiarity with green infrastructure research, especially in urban environments.
This is an exempt, benefitted position. All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Finalist candidates must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment background check.
Closing date: January 15, 2018 or when the position is filled.
Originators: Dr. Steward Pickett and Dr. Timon McPhearson
To apply: Please complete an online application at http://www.caryinstitute.org/who-we-are/jobs and include a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter which includes Job Code 17035-I, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references.
The Cary Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.