The Catchment Hydrology and Spatial Analysis lab at the University of California Riverside (UCR) led by Dr. Hoori Ajami (http://www.hooriajami.ucr.edu/), invites applications from prospective PhD students interested in pursuing research in Catchment scale hydrologic modeling in the Department of Environmental Sciences (http://envisci.ucr.edu/). The focus of the projects are on 1) understanding surface water-groundwater interactions at large catchment scale in California using the integrated groundwater-land surface model (ParFlow.CLM), and 2) developing computationally efficient modeling approaches for large scale catchment simulations using the newly developed Soil Moisture and Runoff simulation Toolkit (SMART).
Funding is available for 2 graduate student positions in the form of research and teaching assistantships starting in Fall 2017. Applicants must hold a BS degree in Hydrology, Environmental Sciences/Civil Engineering or related disciplines, and have strong quantitative skills and excellent oral and written communication skills. Previous experience in hydrologic modeling, computer programming and GIS are preferred. For consideration, please send a Curriculum Vitae, a personal statement (1−2 pages) describing your previous research experience and future research interests, unofficial transcripts, GRE score, and contact information of 3 referees to Dr. Hoori Ajami ([email protected]). Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled.