Postdoctoral Scholar Research, Civil & Environmental Engineering

University of South Florida-Tampa

Tampa, FL, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Details

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering/0-2104-000

College/Division: College of Engineering/Academic Affairs

Salary Plan: Temporary

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $49,089/year

Position Summary:

The Watershed Sustainability Lab in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida in Tampa (USF) is seeking one postdoctoral researcher to work on an project titled “Coupling lake, watershed, and estuarine models to better understand the role of engineered freshwater discharges in driving the severity, location, and timing of harmful algal blooms.” This project is a collaboration with University of Florida’s Center for Coastal Solutions and funded by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The overarching goal of the project is to develop data- and model-driven guidance for Lake Okeechobee releases and Caloosahatchee River watershed management based on an improved understanding of the interactive effects of engineered discharges, watershed flow and nutrient deliveries, phytoplankton community dynamics, and river/near-shore hydrodynamics. The successful applicant will be expected to integrate hydrodynamic-water quality simulation models with optimization tools, in order to forecast water flows and pollution loads from Lake Okeechobee. The postdoc will work closely with collaborators at USF and UF, will assist in project management, mentor a diverse group of graduate and undergraduate students, and support submission of new funding proposals.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering, agricultural engineering, water resources, ecology or a related field; have a record of high impact peer-reviewed journal publications; experience with water resources simulation models and optimization algorithms.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong background in coupling hydrodynamics with water quality using Delft3d or similar software
  • Fluent in mathematical programming skills using Python

Special Skills/Licenses/Training/Certifications:

  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated experience working in interdisciplinary and multicultural environments.

USF Tampa

Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Applicants must include a cover letter and CV (include links to publications)

Job Opening Number: 28741

Posting Date:  10/8/2021

Posting End Date: 11/26/2021

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Equal Employment Opportunity 

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Work Location 

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About USF 

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF 

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region.  At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.