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Postdoctoral Scholar - School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

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School / Campus / College: College of the Environment

Organization: Marine and Environmental Affairs

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

Position Details

Position Description

The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA) at the University of Washington (UW) is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to contribute to a research project investigating the economics of salmon habitat restoration in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. We are looking for someone with experience working with large geospatial datasets in R. The postdoc will work with and be supervised by Dr. Sunny Jardine, Associate Professor at the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. 


  • Contribute to programs that identify cost-effective salmon restoration plans and outcomes from alternative restoration plans.
  • Work in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Communicate with managers and policy makers.

The position is for a period of 12 months (100% FTE). The salary range is $62,400 - $69,600 per year depending on experience.

The position is based out of the University of Washington, but remote work is a possibility. 

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.


  • Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in a quantitative field
  • Experience working with large geospatial datasets in R


  • Experience with R Shiny is a plus
  • Experience with GitHub is a plus


To apply for this position, please submit an application via Interfolio. Inquiries should be emailed to Sunny Jardine at Review of applications will begin immediately. 

Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and describing your relevant skill set; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a sample of scholarly writing on which you are the first author (e.g., your job market paper, published article, or class paper); and 4) the contact information of three references.

Applicants requiring disability accommodations during the application process should contact Jackie Chapman ( 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and an ideal start date is September 1, 2022.

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