Post Doctoral Researcher (Hydrological Modeling & Water Resources Management)

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX, US

Classification Information

FLSA Exempt
Min Salary or Wage $49,132
Mid Salary or Wage $64,647
Required Education


Required Experience

1-3 years of research or laboratory experience in a specific area. Experience may include work as a Graduate Research Assistant.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Must have a knowledge of research protocols and methodologies and laboratory safety practices. Must have the ability to develop and write research findings for scientific reports and publishing.

Required Certification(s)/Licensure(s)


Department Information

Department Name Cooperative Agriculture Research Center (CARC)
Department Location 620 E.E. OBanion Street, Prairie View,TX 77446

Position Information

Posting Title Post Doctoral Researcher (Hydrological Modeling & Water Resources Management)
Preferred Education

Ph.D. in hydrology, civil engineering, or agricultural engineering or related academic field emphasizing water resources research and natural resource management, especially water management, surface and subsurface hydrology or environmental science. Academic preparation through formal course work and earned credits, and/or professional experience consistent with the subject areas of instruction and research stated above.

Preferred Experience Requirements

1-3 years of research experience in numerical modeling, data processing and management; and/or conduction of field experiments in natural resources and environmental sciences.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

The applicant should have experience in: the use of laboratory analytical Techniques, field research design and implementations at different scales, Spatial and temporal data analyses, and computer programing (e.g., high level computer program languages i.e. Java, C++, Python or related languages, SAS statistical software, MS-Access databases packages). The candidate should have the capacity and desire to work cooperatively in multidisciplinary teams, and capability to publish research findings in high impact factor peer-reviewed journals. The applicant should have strong numerical modeling experience including the use of different models in water resources and environmental sciences. The applicant should have experience in collecting and analyzing spatial data using different techniques (e.g., unmanned aerial vehicle, electromagnetic-induction meter) in water resources and environmental sciences. The applicant should have excellent scientific writing and communication skills. The applicant should have skills and familiarity in deploying and managing field instrumentation, e.g., soil moisture sensors, groundwater monitoring wells, data-loggers and sensor networks. The applicant should be able to
work with, and train undergraduate and graduate students on using different laboratory and field equipment and software.

Preferred Licenses/Certifications

Valid Driver’s License.


Budget Information

Employment Type  

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S00425JP
Posting Summary

This position is responsible for assisting the principal investigator in ongoing projects and research areas related to spatial data modeling in water resources and environmental sciences. Primary duties include, but are not limited to, evaluating and predicting extreme hydrological events (i.e. floods and droughts); impacting of land use/cover changes on hydrologic processes, carbon cycle and soil erosion; evaluating decision support systems for agricultural and landscape settings; conducting irrigation and nitrogen best management practices for sustainable use of natural resources and environmental protection in a changing climate; conducting water resources and environmental science field and laboratory experiments; assisting in writing research findings for scientific reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Number of Vacancies  
Open Date 06/22/2016
Close Date 08/04/2016
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant

All required documents listed below are required to be attached to your application prior to the Close Date indicated above.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or [email protected] should you need assistance with the online application process. No further applicant documents will be accepted once the job posting has closed.

To be considered, even if you are a current or former employee, or current or former student of PVAMU, all required documents must be attached at the time your online application is submitted.

Special Requirements


Background Check Required Yes
Posting Text Approved by Research Compliance  

Supplemental Questions for Posting

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Ph.D?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How much laboratory or research experience do you have in a specific area, to include Graduate Research Assistant experience?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-3 years
    • 3+ years
  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  4. * Please indicate the media/advertising location where you heard about this employment opportunity.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1