U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
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The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) performs research on ocean, estuarine, riverine, and watershed systems in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Department of Defense (DOD) Task Force in support of the Ocean Commission. A multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and support personnel work in CHL’s internationally known, unique facilities. This team has developed state-of-the-art experimental and computational models for solving water resource problems worldwide. Physical facilities of approximately 1.7 million square feet and high-performance computing facilities at the DOD Supercomputing Research Center (http://www.erdc.hpc.mil) are the basic infrastructure for producing cutting-edge products for successful coastal, inland water resources, and navigation management. CHL work, although primarily in support of the DOD and the Corp’s districts, also interfaces with other federal, state and local agencies, academia, conservation groups, and the general public, as appropriate. The Research Participation Program for USACE-ERDC-CHL provides opportunities to participate in new and on-going applied research and development projects. Research projects range from design guidance to three-dimensional computational models. Focus is placed on inland and coastal navigation, military logistics over the shore, dredging, flood control, storm and erosion protection, waterway restoration, fish passage, hydro-environmental modeling, water/land management, and other water and sediment-related issues facing the nation. For more information about USACE-ERDC-CHL, please visit https://www.erdc.usace.army.mil/Locations/CHL/.
Project: Modeling Carbon-Nitrogen Cycles in River Networks
What will I be doing?
Inclusion of nutrient transport is not traditionally considered in numerical weather prediction (NWP) models, however, rivers are important source of carbon mission and recreational service providers. Therefore, it is important to include nitrogen and carbon cycles in the NWP models. Under the guidance of a mentor, you will gain advanced knowledge and experience researching advanced modeling techniques such as NaohMP land surface model (LSM). The project will allow you to continue your research while advancing the capabilities of the USACE, ERDC and the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory. Furthermore, the outcome of this project will support collaboration between ERDC and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Why should I apply?
This fellowship provides the opportunity to independently utilize your skills and engage with experts in innovative ideas to move the proposed research forward.
Where will I be located? Location Varies
What is the anticipated stat date?
ERDC-CHL is ready to make an appointment immediately. Exact start date will be determined at the time of selection and in coordination with the selected candidates.
What is the length of the appointment?
This ORISE appointment is a part-time twelve month opportunity. Appointment may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.
What are the benefits?
You will receive a stipend to be determined by ERDC-CHL. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:
- Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE
- Relocation Allowance
- Training and Travel Allowance
Nature of the Appointment
You will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, you will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
Master’s or Doctoral degree received or currently pursuing in hydrologic or related fields with knowledge in the Linux operation system and big data. Experience with a surface hydrology background is a plus.
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- Zintellect profile
- Essay Questions – The application includes questions specific to the opportunity
- Academic Records – An official transcript or copy of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted.
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- Degree: Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
- Overall GPA: 3.00
- Age: Must be 18 years of age