Postdoctoral Research Associate via ASCE

Urbana, IL, US

We seek a highly motivated, dedicated postdoctoral research associate to take a leadership role and conduct innovative research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Biofuels Innovation (CABBI) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (

A successful candidate is to study environmental sustainability issues, particularly water quantity and water quality impacts from biofuel development; he/she is also to collaborate with an economic modeling team to conduct decision analysis under uncertainty and spatially distributed natural and human factors. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, or a relevant field of water resources or energy system analysis, and have demonstrated skills in large-scale systems modeling. Applicants with experiences in watershed modeling, agent-based modeling, hydro-economic modeling, and/or data mining and machine learning are particularly encouraged to apply. The position is for one year with possibility to be renewed to two or more years.

Applicants who meet all the criteria should send the following materials in a single pdf file by email to Anya Knecht at [email protected] with postdoc application in the Subject line: (1) curriculum vita, (2) a letter describing research interests and experience, (3) a recent research paper and (4) names and contact information for three references. Inquiries about the position should be sent to Ximing Cai at [email protected] . For full consideration please apply by June 1, 2018.