Post-doctoral research positions in Stream Hydrology, Fish Ecology, and Environmental Flows via AGU

University of California-Davis

Davis and Berkeley, CA, US

Two Post-doctoral Research positions available in Stream Hydrology, Fish Ecology, and Environmental Flows

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Stream Hydrology and Environmental Flows at the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Fish Ecology and Environmental Flows at the University of California, Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences

Background Info: A collaborative research team at UC Davis and UC Berkeley seeks applicants for two postdoctoral research associates for one year with the potential for renewal for an additional year. The research is supported by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The successful candidates will help execute and guide a collaborative data synthesis project aimed at improving predictions of summer and winter baseflows in California streams and understanding the consequences of baseflow alteration to fish assemblage dynamics and/or additional fish response variables (e.g., recruitment, growth, etc.). The candidates will have the opportunity to interact extensively with resource scientists at CDFW and a team of researchers working on the development of the California Environmental Flows Framework (https://ceff.ucdavis.edu).

Stream Hydrology and Environmental Flows Postdoc

Position Description: The ideal candidate will have a strong background in stream hydrology and an understanding of freshwater ecology and environmental flows. The candidate will be responsible for applying hydrologic modeling techniques to predict winter and summer baseflow dynamics in California streams. The candidate will compile relevant datasets and develop a hydrologic modeling approach for predicting streamflow metrics and evaluating model uncertainty. The candidate will prepare at least one peer-reviewed publication and will also have opportunities to explore independent lines of research inquiry. The candidate will be based at UC Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.

Minimum qualifications:  PhD in hydrology, water resources engineering, or related field.

Preferred qualifications:  Preference will be given to applicants with 1) expertise in hydrologic modeling and environmental flows; 2) strong communication and organizational skills; 3) exceptional data management skills and interest in transparent and reproducible science; and 4) a strong publication record. Our team believes in and values the power of diversity, thus applicants from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fish Ecology and Environmental Flows Postdoc

Position Description:  The ideal candidate for the postdoc will have a strong background in fish ecology and an understanding of environmental flows or stream hydrology.  The candidate will be responsible for acquiring long-term fish and hydrologic datasets from project partners in California. The candidate will conduct statistical analysis to relate ecological response variables to flow metrics with an emphasis on summer and winter base flow periods. A primary goal of the project will be to understand how changes in natural baseflow patterns from human activities affect native fish communities. The candidate will prepare at least one peer-reviewed publication and will also have opportunities to explore independent lines of research inquiry. The candidate will be based at UC Davis in the Center for Watershed Sciences.

Minimum qualifications:  PhD in ecology, fisheries, data science, or another relevant field.

Preferred qualifications:  Preference will be given to applicants with 1) expertise in fish ecology and environmental flows; 2) strong communication and organizational skills; 3) have experience with ecological data analysis and modeling, especially in R programming language; 4) exceptional data management skills and interest in transparent and reproducible science; and 4) a strong publication record or the potential for developing one. Our team believes in and values the power of diversity, thus applicants from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit:

a) a one‐page cover letter,

b) your CV, and

c) names and contact information of at least two references familiar with your work.

to Dr. Sarah Yarnell ([email protected]) with either ‘Stream Hydrology – Eflows Postdoc’ in the subject, or ‘Fish Ecology – Eflows Postdoc’ in the subject as applicable.  Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and the position will remain open until May 2, 2021 with a preferred start date of June 1, 2021.


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