CIRCA Hiring Postdoctoral Research Associate to Support CT Resilience Planning

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CIRCA is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the Resilient Connecticut project. CIRCA invites applications from recent graduates with a Ph.D. in Geography, or closely related field, to participate in the development of technology and quantitative techniques to identify and map critical infrastructure and community lifelines across different spatial scales in support of ongoing climate adaptation planning in Fairfield and New Haven Counties in Connecticut. Candidates with experience in the application of Big Data approaches in social science, geofencing applications, and the analysis of digital trace or social networking service data, are encouraged to apply. The position will report to the Assistant Directors of Research and Resilience Planning, and collaborate in the Institute’s resilience and adaptation planning projects.


  • Conduct original research, including the preparation of reports, reviews, IRB applications, and participate in research collaborations with CIRCA staff and partners.
  • Serves as a resource for staff and others on geoinformatics.
  • Develop webinars and fact sheets in coordination with program staff designed to collect, communicate, and/or interpret information with stakeholders.
  • Assist in the planning, development, design, and implementation of geospatial analysis and modeling required to characterize human-environment interactions.
  • Responsible for the successful completion of individual projects.
  • May represent the program or Institute to external groups.
  • Related duties as required.


  • Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related field (computer science, statistics, mathematics, etc.)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of GIS, statistics, computer programming and data management
  • Experience in use of innovative technology and analysis methods in social science
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


  • A record of scientific publications and communications
  • Experience related to disaster or climate change resilience and adaptation or community planning


The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal.  Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with experience.  The successful candidate’s academic appointment would start as soon as possible at the Avery Point campus in Groton, CT.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #495125 to upload a cv, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on April 18, 2021.

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