Postdoctoral Research Associate in Wetland Hydrology and Nutrient Retention Modeling

 (via AGU)
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, TN, United States
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A postdoctoral position is available for a highly qualified individual to join an interdisciplinary research team at The Center for the Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources at Tennessee Tech University. The successful candidate will work with a team of hydrologists and ecologists to develop models assessing the effectiveness of wetland restoration practices to improve nutrient retention in agricultural wetlands within the Lower Mississippi River Basin. This work will integrate regional field-scale nutrient cycling and hydrology data, with potential to incorporate multiple levels of biologic, hydrologic, and anthropogenic aspects.   

Minimum Qualifications

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with advanced knowledge of watershed processes, wetland hydrology, remote sensing, GIS, watershed or nutrient transport modeling, excellent quantitative, written, and oral communication skills. A Ph.D. in engineering, geosciences, aquatic ecology or a similar field, with a strong background in statistical modeling. The ability to work well with both a team and individually.

Preferred Qualifications

It is preferred that the candidate have good computer programming knowledge (Python, R, VB, or C), applied mathematics experience and quantitative skills. Field experience collecting hydrology and water quality data.

Essential Functions (Daily expectations/duties of the job)

Compiling and analyzing datasets and models to understand the wetland hydrology, water quality, and nutrient budgets. Collect field hydrology and water quality data. Write and submit proposals and peer reviewed publications. Present research at local, regional, national, and/or international meetings. Working with graduate and undergraduate students.

Search Committee Members

Dr Justin Murdock, Department of Biology

Dr. Alfred Kalyanapu, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering