Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hydrology

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Numberreq13554
DepartmentHydrology & Atmospheric Sci
Department Website Link
LocationMain Campus
AddressTucson, AZ USA
Position HighlightsThe Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona (UA) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar in hydrology. As part of the effort, the successful candidate will work with a team of investigators from UA, Northern Arizona University (NAU), and Arizona State University (ASU), and the Arizona Department of Water Resources (DWR) to (1) identify where and when more water recharges to groundwater storage in the state of Arizona; and (2) predict the effects of land management and geo-engineering on groundwater recharge under changing climates.To achieve the goals, the post-doc will conduct a series of hydrological modeling experiments using land surface models and the National Water Model (NWM) with advanced modules of surface infiltration and groundwater recharge. The post-doc will report the research results in conferences and workshops with multiple stakeholders and write journal papers. This will be a great opportunity to engage with a variety of groups involved in water management in the Western U.S., which are actively seeking solutions to address the impacts of the ongoing millennium megadrought. The research efforts will also advance the NWM’s capability of predicting groundwater recharge over arid and semi-arid regions.Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.
Duties & ResponsibilitiesAssessing and analyzing various high-resolution precipitation and evapotranspiration (ET) products (in situ, satellite-based, model, and reanalysis) at different time scalesAnalyzing various soil property, bedrock depth, vegetation, and DEM-derived data productsConducting hydrological modeling under historical and future climates, assessing the models’ performance in modeling precipitation, ET, river discharge, and groundwater recharge and storage etc., and predicting groundwater recharge under and management, geo-engineering, and future climates.   Publish high-quality peer-reviewed journal articles and present the results in conferences.Team working and reporting regularly to the project team.
Minimum QualificationsPh.D. in hydrology, hydrometeorology, atmospheric sciences, or related fields upon hire.
Preferred QualificationsExperience with hydrological modeling, land surface modeling, and surface water-groundwater interactionsExperience with computer programing software (e.g. Fortran, C, Matlab, Python, or R)Experience in handling large datasets and high-performance computing (Unix and Linux systems)Strong record of publishing papers in peer-reviewed journalsExperience with machine learning techniques
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week40
Job FTE1.0
Work CalendarFiscal
Job CategoryResearch
Benefits EligibleYes – Full Benefits
Rate of Pay$56,000
Compensation Typesalary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies1
Target Hire Date3/13/2023
Expected End Date
Contact Information for CandidatesKathy Varin, Sr. Business Manager, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences.
Open Date2/6/2023
Open Until FilledYes
Documents Needed to ApplyCurriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document
Special Instructions to ApplicantReview of applications will be performed immediately until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be expected to commence work immediately (early to mid 2023). Applications should consist of (1) a full CV, (2) a cover letter describing your research interests and qualifications, and (3) a list of contact information for 3 referees.
Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.





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