Post-doctoral Research Associate – Future of Aquatic Flows via Society of Freshwater Science

University of Hawaii

Honolulu, HI, USA 🇺🇸

Posted: 03/19/2023

Expiration Date: 03/31/2023

Expiration Date: 03/31/2023, or rolling application until the position is filled

POSITION: Post-doctoral Research Associate – Future of Aquatic Flows Postdoc with Pacific Island Climate Adaptation Science Center
LOCATION: Natural Resources and Environmental Management | University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA
PROJECT DURATION: Once hired, the position is for 2 years.
PROJECT TITLE: Fill the knowledge gaps: Extreme weather-driven changes in flow regime and their impacts on amphidromous species in Hawaiian streams

POSITION SUMMARY:

Applications are now open for the USGS PI-CASC Postdoctoral Researcher position within the 2022 – 2024 Future of Aquatic Flows cohort of the Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral (CAP) Fellowship Program (https://www.usgs.gov/programs/climate-adaptation-science-centers/science…). This two-year fellowship will be hosted by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is among nine postdoctoral positions, one with each regional Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC).

Extreme climate events and human impacts such as drought, flooding, and dams can disrupt the movement of water in rivers and streams. The “Future of Aquatic Flows” Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral Fellowship cohort will explore the effects of climate change on aquatic flows across the nation and how climate can be integrated in aquatic ecosystem management.

Fellows from each of the nine regional CASCs will work on individual research projects exploring the effects of climate change on aquatic flows in their region. For the USGS PI-CASC project, the selected applicant will work with PI Dr. Yinphan Tsang in examining streamflow regime and dynamics in Hawaiʻi and how extreme stream patterns affect the population and behavior of Hawaiʻi’s aquatic species. The fellow will also work as a team with the other selected CASC fellows to contribute to a national synthesis project and participate in professional development training on conducting management-focused research.

Learn more about this position and application requirements before the March 31, 2023, deadline on the Research Corp. of Hawaiʻi job page (ID#223003). For further inquiries, contact Dr. Yinphan Tsang at tsangy@hawaii.edu.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: PhD in hydrology, quantitative ecology, environmental science, natural resource management or related discipline, with an emphasis on aquatic ecosystems and freshwater desired; demonstrated scientific productivity, including peer-reviewed publications; strong statistical modeling and analytical skills; and demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively. Excellent writing and speaking skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.

HOW TO APPLY:
link to application website
Dr. Yinphan Tsang (tsangy@hawaii.edu) will be at the Freshwater Science Conference June 3-7, 2023, Brisbane, Australia (www.freshwaterdownunder2023.org), and can meet in person to discuss the opportunity.


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development