Post-Doctoral Researcher (Hydro-Climatology)

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX, United States 🇺🇸

Job Description

The successful candidate will conduct research in the field of water resources and extensive field experiments, with several areas in CARC. Will also assist PI with data downscaling, predictions and evaluation.

This position is funded by a grant or restricted funds. Continued employment is contingent on the renewal of grant or restricted funding.


  • Conducts research in the field of water resources and field experiments, with potential applications to hydrological modeling, climate forecasting, and water resources management at CARC

  • Assist PI with the climate data downscaling, prediction and evaluation; conducting research on impacts of land use/cover changes on eco-hydrologic processes, agricultural water resources management and evaluation of decision support systems for agricultural and landscape settings

  • Assist PI on irrigation and nutrients best management practices for sustainable use of natural resources and environmental protection in a changing climate, and numerical modeling using spatial data

  • Assist the principal investigator (PI) in ongoing research projects (experimental and modeling) related to spatial hydrology, remote sensing, drought monitoring, and field experiments

  • Assist in writing research reports, manuscripts, grants, present results at scientific meetings. Participate in extension and outreach activities as needed by the program

  • Work in collaboration with other researchers in CARC

  • Assist undergrad and graduate students, and research technicians with research

  • Other duties as assigned and needed

Required Education & Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Hydrology, Civil Engineering, Geosciences, or Agricultural Engineering or any other relevant academic field emphasizing in hydrology.

  • No prior experience required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid record of scholarship and strong written and oral communication skills; strong quantitative, and programming experiences in R, Python, C, C++, and MATLAB.

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have considerable experiences in spatial data analysis, laboratory analytical techniques, field research design and project implementations at different scales, strong numerical modeling, and statistical skills.

  •  Should have interest in water quality and downscaling of climate projections.

  •  Should have interest in working with multidisciplinary teams and familiarity in deploying and managing field instrumentation.

Job Posting Close Date:

  • 11/30/2020

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box.  Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

·         Cover Letter (optional)

·         Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or [email protected] should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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