Post-doctoral Research Opportunity ~

4 de septiembre de 2004

Post-doctoral Research Opportunity

US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development
National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory
Project Number: ADE-08/31/04-118
Geographical Location of position:
Any one of the NHEERL's four ecological research Divisions, depending on the research project: AED: Narragansett, Rhode Island; GED: Gulf Breeze, Florida; MED: Duluth, Minnesota; WED: Corvallis, Oregon
Title of Project: Benefits of Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability
Brief Description of Research Project:
The research project will develop methods and models that can address the benefits of environmental sustainability. The outcome of this research will be a scalable, transportable model that can evaluate the sustainability of alternative environmental policies. The result should lead toward greater accountability in resource management. The research expected of this individual is to develop or adapt conceptual, analytical, and modeling tools to evaluate geographic management units at appropriate temporal and spatial scales; to understand and predict the socioeconomic and ecological effects of environmental management decisions, demographic trends, resource availability, innovative technologies, and other factors affecting the sustainability of ecosystems as a support base for society. The individual would identify and concentrate research efforts on geographical management units with rich data sources, and interagency interactions that provide the best opportunity for successfully developing tools to inform decision making regarding the benefits of the sustainable use of the environment.
Projected duration of appointment: 3 years
Educational requirements: Ph.D. in Systems Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Ecological Economics, or closely related field.
Specialized training and/or experience preferred:
Applicants should have a broad understanding of the environmental sciences, systems ecology, economics, and related fields that are needed to evaluate the benefits of environmental sustainability. The applicant should have specific research experience and training in models and methods for developing tools to understand and predict the behavior of sustainable systems of society and nature.
Scientific Contact/Principal Investigator*
Name: Thomas Fontaine
More information about Thomas Fontaine (PDF, 3 pp., 20 KB) *This person may be contacted for additional scientific information about this project. This person is not authorized to accept applications, make job offers, set salaries, establish start dates or discuss benefits. See general announcement for details on how to apply.
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EPA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
U.S. EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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