Postdoctoral Position in Hydrologic Modeling via AGU

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK, United States 🇺🇸

Job Description

We are seeking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work with an interdisciplinary team on watershed modeling under natural variability, climate change forcing and river water use scenarios.  Particular attention will be devoted to the study of the prolonged drought conditions that affect sustainable stream flows. The position is part of a Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative and University of Oklahoma initiative to guide decision making in water resources conservation in the Red River basin in Oklahoma and Texas. A spatially-distributed water balance model will be applied to integrate elements of hydrologic extremes and increased water use to a river systems modeling tool to determine the best conservation practices to guarantee minimum flows.  The postdoc will also be collaborating in scientific article writing, student mentoring and peer interaction with a team of hydrologists, atmospheric scientists, ecologists and decision makers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Geography, Geosciences, Civil or Environmental Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • Computer programming skills
  • Solid mathematical and statistical background.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to participate in interdisciplinary research

Application process

To apply, please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a publication list, and the names and contact information of three references as one combined .pdf document to Dr. Thomas Neeson ([email protected]) and Dr. Hernan Moreno ([email protected]). Screening will begin November 15th, 2016 (open until filled).

Salary: Competitive including benefits

Preferred Starting Date: January 1st of 2017 (negotiable)

Duration: 24 months upon successful performance