Postdoctoral Scholar UC Water-RB

University of California-Merced

Merced, CA, US

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The UC Water Security and Sustainability Research Initiative (UC Water) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position. The successful candidate will use and synthesize existing data in and around the primary UC Water focus areas to better understand the hydrologic, institutional and economic controls and linkages between headwaters sources of water and downstream groundwater and agriculture in California. The specific research focus could include linking geospatial, remotely sensed and in-situ water-balance datasets with demand and water-resources decision making; evaluating linkages between water law and groundwater recharge; improving climate resiliency of water resources; or other topics. The ideal candidate will have a strong publication record relevant to California water resources. Demonstrated experience in linking science, engineering and policy data will be important. Experience with appropriate modeling tools is also an asset.
Required qualifications include: A Ph.D. in a relevant area (Water Resource/Hydrology); well-developed data analysis and/or modeling skills as demonstrated per publication record; and excellent written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

This position will be based at UC Merced, with the option to work with UC Water investigators at other campuses (UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley). For further information see or contact any of the UC Water investigators.
Interested individuals should submit 1) cover letter 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) a list of 3 references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address; this will be submitted through the Recruit system.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately. There is an anticipated closing date of 2-13-2018; however, the recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Postdoctoral Scholar Salary scale.

For questions and additional information, please contact Dr. Roger Bales, [email protected].

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity amount it’s faculty, staff, and students.