Postdoctoral Scholar (Water and biogeochemistry dynamics at the watershed scale)

Penn State University
University Park, PA, United States
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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Penn State University has a  postdoc position opening starting in fall of 2021.This position is funded through a National Science Foundation project on understanding the water and biogeochemistry dynamics at the watershed scale. The project will involve the use of process-based hydro-biogeochemical modeling at multiple watersheds under different climate, geology, and land cover condition. Multiple watersheds from DoE SFA sites and NSF Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) research network will be selected for this project.

The candidate will work within a multi-university team comprised of faculty and graduate students from Penn State University, Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado – Boulder, Oregon State University, and University of Nevada-Reno.

Requirements and qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hydrology, environmental engineering, biogeochemistry, or related fields with strong background and experience in modeling. 

To be considered for this position, please submit a copy of CV, a cover letter, and the contact information of three referees. Review of applications will begin in November and will continue until the position is filled.


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