Postdoctoral Researcher (Water-energy-food nexus)

Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View, TX, United States
Position Type: 
Postdoc
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Doctorate

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Job Description

The postdoc fellow will join an interdisciplinary program in water-energy-food nexus that aims to develop innovative approaches to sustainability challenges Texas. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Endowed Professor in Water Security and Water-Energy-Food Nexus. The team is composed of five hydrologists. This position assists the principal investigator in ongoing academic and research programs; conduct research that addresses complex energy and water challenges for agriculture; contribute, as needed, to other projects related to watershed hydrology; extreme hydrological events (flood and drought) prediction and evaluation; impacts of land use/cover changes on hydrologic processes; and numerical modeling us.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in writing research findings for scientific reports and peer-reviewed journal articles, researches proposals to continue and/or extend research work; and participates in extension and outreach activities as needed by the program; assists other researchers in CARC such as students, researchers, and technicians, etc.
  • Assists the principal investigator in his ongoing academic and research programs; conduct research that addresses complex energy and water challenges for agriculture.
  • Contributes to other projects related to watershed hydrology; extreme hydrological events (flood and drought) prediction and evaluation; impacts of land use/cover changes on hydrologic processes; and numerical modeling using spatial and temporal data analyses.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Ph.D. degree in Hydrology, Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Computer Science, or related academic fields emphasizing water resources and environmental science, especially water management, data analytics, rising technologies, surface and subsurface hydrology, and natural resource management.
  • No prior experience required.
  • Academic preparation through formal course work and earned credits, and/or professional experience consistent with the subject areas of academic or research stated above. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Educational background in one of the following disciplines is highly desirable: hydrology/water resources systems, energy systems, agricultural/land systems, systems analysis, and/or applied economics.
  • Strong numerical/hydrologic modeling experience, including the use of different models and developing different water management tools.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who possess strong computational skills, with programming experience in R, Python, Matlab, C/C++, or similar language.
  • Must be highly motivated, have
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Job Closing Date:

  • 01/04/2021

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
  • 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 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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