Postdoctoral Researcher (Watershed Hydrology Lab)

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
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Postdoctoral Researcher needed for projects using remote sensing, GIS and terrestrial laser scanning techniques to study fluvial geomorphology and river sediment transport. The Postdoctoral Researcher will assist with field and lab data collection, perform spatial analysis and modeling on river/floodplain data, perform statistical analyses, train graduate students in Watershed Hydrology lab, lead preparation of peer-reviewed publications, assist with procurement and maintenance of equipment and supplies, and complete other job duties as assigned. Some nights and weekend may be required.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  PhD in Geography, Hydrology or related scientific field. Applicant must have a strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, research experience in river sediment transport modeling and fluvial geomorphology, and is skillful with remote sensing, GIS and terrestrial scanning techniques as well as programming languages MATLAB, R, and SAS. Maintenance of spatial analysis equipment (e.g. Riegl Laser Measurement systems) experience is preferred. Applicant must be able to obtain a Louisiana Driver’s License and drive state vehicles.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Current benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System.  Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 12, 2019 or until a suitable applicant is located.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter along with current resume, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or emailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to:

Dr. Y. Jun Xu

LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources

220 Renewable Natural Resources Building

Baton Rouge, LA  70803-6202

Tel.: (225) 578-4168