Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC, US

Position Summary

The department of Geological Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral research associate with expertise in land surface, hydrologic, or regional climate modeling for a large, collaborative, NSF-funded project with a focus on the relationship between drought and air quality. The role of this postdoc will be to help improve simulation of runoff from land surface models, especially Noah-MP, during low flow periods. The successful candidate will also collaborate with other members of the team to understand how variations in hydrologic systems in North Carolina and California affect the power sector and air quality (no expertise in air quality or the power sector is required). The position is for two years. It will involve developing, implementing, and validating novel algorithms for modeling streamflow; writing scientific papers; and presenting research at national and international meetings. If the successful applicant is interested, the position may also involve experience in co-mentorship of undergraduate and/or graduate students. The position will be housed in the UNC Global Hydrology Lab, which encourages a collaborative and supportive research environment. Diversity and inclusiveness are essential to our campus success, and UNC-CH seeks candidates who share our commitment.