Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Isotope Hydrology of Mountain Ecosystems

University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA, United States
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The Catchment Hydrology and Spatial Analysis Lab ( in the Department of Environmental Sciences at University of California, Riverside, CA invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in Isotope Hydrology of Mountain Ecosystems. The specific objective of the project is to understand groundwater recharge and evapotranspiration processes from headwaters of Sierra Nevada to agricultural ecosystems of the Central Valley in California using environmental tracers and novel laboratory and modeling techniques. This research position will provide an exceptional academic and professional development opportunity in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.


The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Hydrology, Earth System Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering or a related field with a specialization in Isotope Hydrology or Ecohydrology. Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years from an accredited university.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Strong background in isotope hydrology, field and laboratory techniques;
  • Experience in programming;
  • Demonstrated record of high-quality publications;
  • Demonstrated success working and communicating in a team environment;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Application Content:

  • Cover letter describing the applicant’s research experience and interests;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • PhD Transcripts;
  • Names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers for 3 references

Applications or informal inquiries can be sent to Dr. Hoori Ajami ( ). Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of annual renewal based on satisfactory performance.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity amount its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.