Part-Time Post Doctoral Fellow in Water Resources

Alabama A&M University
Normal, AL, United States
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Not Specified
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About Alabama A&M University :

Alabama A&M University (AAMU), an 1890 Land-Grant institution located in the high-tech center of Huntsville in northern Alabama, invites applications for the positions listed below. Situated in the northeast quadrant of the city of 200,000, the hillside campus is just four miles away from downtown Huntsville. AAMU offers its 5,500-student population a wide range of course offerings under the College of Agriculture, Life and Natural Sciences; College of Business and Public Affairs; College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Science. The School of Graduate Studies serves about 1,400 and offers doctoral degree programs in Applied Physics, Food Science, Plant/Soil Science and Reading/Literacy.

Job Description:

The Department of Biology and Environmental Science at Alabama A&M University invites applications for a Part-Time Post Doctoral Fellow. We seek individuals interested in contributing to research and educational activities related to watershed management. Successful candidate should have a desire to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team environment.

Our current project seeks to quantify potential impacts to water quality and quantity by anthropogenic factors (crop conversion and farming management) and natural factors (weather/climate). This project uses a multi-disciplinary approach involving watershed modeling, weather/climate, machine learning, and water quality indicators.

Start date for the position may be as early as May 1, 2019. Appointment is for eight months.

Duties include, but are not limited to: 1) designing and conducting research within a collaborative setting; 2) analyzing qualitative and/or quantitative data; 3) dissemination of research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; 4) facilitating the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding.; 5) development of project evaluation metrics; and 6) mentoring of undergraduate/graduate students.

Candidates who possess any of the following will receive special consideration:

Exemplary written and oral communication skills.
Experience in requests for external funding to support research and outreach efforts.
Experience project management and mentoring junior researchers.
Experience in remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) methods and technologies.
Experience in big data analysis using statistical software packages and computer programming languages (R, Python, and others).
Strong organizational and time management abilities.


An earned doctorate in Biology, Environmental Sciences, or related disciplines by appointment date.

Additional Information:

SALARY: $3093/month for 24 hour work weeks

CLOSING DATE:  April 20, 2019

Alabama A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Alabama A&M University encourages applications for employment from persons who are members of groups that have been underrepresented based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.