Job Description Summary:
GW has everything you need to succeed in discovery. Outstanding research , state-of-the-art facilities and world-class faculty support discovery and innovative solutions. Researchers and faculty across campus advance interdisciplinary and emerging research and scholarship. Our active GW Postdoctoral Association welcomes your engagement in social and professional activities as you join our research teams. Research guides, coding and data management solutions as well as extensive online journals from GW Libraries help to guide your study. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) supports the research infrastructure and facilitates severalinstitutional research initiatives .
The Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at The George Washington University is well known for its teaching and research accomplishments. The Department and the University provide a stimulating academic environment and collaborative research opportunities. The Department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Systems Engineering as well as M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Engineering Management.
The department’s location in the nation’s capital offers unique cultural and professional opportunities. Major government agencies such as NIH, NIST, FDA, Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, NSF, and the Federal Reserve Board.
This is a very specialized task involving advanced research and coding knowledge. A postdoctoral scholar must hold a PhD or equivalent degree. Scholar will assist Professor Caitlin Grady’s research on critical infrastructure networks, food security, sustainability, and landscape scale statistics (www.fewslab.org ). This includes collecting, preparing, and analyzing research data; keeping a detailed notebook summarizing experiments and recording research data; maintaining a computer database of research data; tabulating and displaying data for presentation in research conferences and for manuscript preparation; using graphics and statistical software to analyze and present data; searching pertinent scientific literature as needed.
A Postdoctoral Associate:
· holds a PhD or equivalent degree;
· develops skills by participating in scholarly projects that are actively mentored by a member of the university faculty;
· receives financial support in the form of a salary that is typically funded by grants, contracts or departmental funds secured by a faculty mentor; and
· has a limited term of up to five years at GW.
In collaboration with experienced researchers, this role will participate in the planning and conduction of discovery research, data analysis and interpretation, preparation of materials for publication, presentations at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This role can expect timely advice as to research directions and career planning for a future independent career.
Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Appointments are limited-term and are designed for those who have recently received a doctorate. Appointments are made to academic departments with the approval of the department head and may require senior officer approval. Appointments are usually for not less than one term and are normally not renewed beyond a total of five years. This appointment is not intended for long-term, indefinite, or career appointments.
Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree or comparable doctoral degree in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.
PhD in Systems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geography, or any social science discipline such as Sociology with specialization in infrastructure and/or climate change.