A postdoctoral research opportunity in hydrology and coupled social and natural systems is available at the Collage of Agriculture, Consumers, Environmental Sciences (ACES) and New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (NM WRRI), New Mexico State University. The research involves the development of regional evapotranspiration estimates, support drought monitoring system and impact analysis, and statewide water budget assessment. The position is supported by funding from a NSF EPSCoR project and NM WRRI.
Specific research duties include: 1) Develop ET estimates using remote sensing surface energy balance based algorithm over agricultural and naturally vegetated surfaces at different spatial and temporal scales; 2) Evaluate ET estimates using ground-based measurements; 3) Couple ET estimates with drought monitoring and impact analysis system to aid the development of a coupled human and natural systems 4) Develop water balance and socioeconomic database to support drought analysis, regional water balance calculations, and coupled human and natural systems 5) Data management. PhD in Hydrology, Watershed Sciences, Natural Resources, Water Resources Management, Agricultural, Civil, or Environmental Engineering, or other water related science degrees. Experience in GIS and remote sensing; programming using Python, MATLAB, VB.NET; Familiarity LINUX operating systems
Application must be submitted online by: 3/6/2017. Questions should be directed to Dr. Hatim Geli [email protected]. For complete job description, qualifications and application process visit: http://hr.nmsu.edu/jobs/. Posting # 1700058S