Post-Doctoral Scholar (Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT))

Penn State University

University Park, PA, US


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A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA in the area of watershed modeling. The selected candidate will work mainly on a USDA-NRCS funded project evaluating conservation targeting tools for watershed planning using Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). The candidate will have opportunity to develop models for multiple watersheds in Pennsylvania using SWAT/SWAT+ and improve algorithms in models as needed. The candidate will be supervised by Dr. Cibin Raj and Dr. Heather Preisendanz and will work closely with researchers from both Penn State and the USDA-ARS on campus.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, or related field. Strong programming skills and experience using SWAT/SWAT+ is desirable.

The selected candidate must be able to develop and implement research procedures and interpret results. This is a one-year position, with potential for extension based on future funding.  For further information, contact Dr. Cibin Raj ([email protected]; 814-865-5616). Application materials requested are cover letter (describe research interests, experience, and career plan), CV, and names and contact information of three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 15, 2020, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Desired start date is August 1, 2020.


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