SWAT-Related Job Announcements

Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantitative Analysis of Nutrient Flows at Multiple Scales, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA - Posted May 2020

A Postdoctoral position is available at The Pennsylvania State University in the area of quantitative analysis of nutrient flows at multiple scales. The candidate will be supervised by Dr. Jason Kaye, but may work primarily with him or Dr. Cibin Raj, Dr. Caitlin Grady, or Dr. Charles White. These faculty represent the nutrient flows team within an even larger coupled social-ecological systems project.

Overall the project seeks to increase agricultural productivity and environmental quality (especially water quality) in landscapes with intermixed agricultural and urbanized lands.

Strong quantitative skills are required to apply statistical and simulation models to conduct nutrient flow analyses at field, watershed, or regional scales. The position also includes some project management, field research and outreach responsibilities. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in an appropriate field and be able to provide evidence that all requirements have been met for completion of the Ph.D. prior to the effective date of hire.

The initial appointment is for one year, but assuming strong performance, reappointment is anticipated. Our team has a strong track record of placing Postdocs in career positions. We are open to recruiting candidates with a wide array of quantitative skills working at any scale, including backgrounds in engineering, ecosystem ecology, agroecology, soil science, and biogeochemistry.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Watershed Modeling, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA - Posted May 2020

A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA in the area of watershed modeling. The selected candidate will work mainly on a USDA-NRCS funded project evaluating conservation targeting tools for watershed planning using Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). The candidate will have opportunity to develop models for multiple watersheds in Pennsylvania using SWAT/SWAT+ and improve algorithms in models as needed. The candidate will be supervised by Dr. Cibin Raj and Dr. Heather Preisendanz and will work closely with researchers from both Penn State and the USDA-ARS on campus.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, or related field. Strong programming skills and experience using SWAT/SWAT+ is desirable.

The selected candidate must be able to develop and implement research procedures and interpret results. This is a one-year position, with potential for extension based on future funding.  For further information, contact Dr. Cibin Raj (craj@psu.edu; 814-865-5616). Application materials requested are cover letter (describe research interests, experience, and career plan), CV, and names and contact information of three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 15, 2020, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Desired start date is August 1, 2020.

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