SWAT-Related Job Announcements

USFS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Hydrology - Posted July 2021

A fulltime postdoctoral position is currently available in a collaboration between the US Forest Service (USFS), Center for Integrated Forest Science and Texas A&M University, and is located in College Station, Texas. The qualified candidate should have received a doctoral degree in Earth and Geosciences, Engineering, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences or related fields. The successful candidate for this position should have Strong hydrology background, analytical and programming capabilities, Knowledge of groundwater hydrology, Skilled in geospatial analysis, data, and associated tools. Under the guidance of a mentor (Peter Caldwell and Dr. Georgianne Moore), the participant will conduct hydrological research on water quantity and quality issues, especially as they relate to forest land management, land use, and climate change. This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) only. The candidate will receive a monthly stipend of $6,250, partial coverage (66% of total premium) of individual health insurance, and a travel stipend for attendance at project meetings and presentations at scientific conferences. Interested candidates should submit their application by 9/21/2021 3:00:00 PM ET zone.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M Agrilife Research, Temple, TX - Posted July 2021

A postdoctoral research associate position is available at the Texas A&M Agrilife Research, Temple, TX. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Ecology, Hydrology, Geology, Environmental Science/Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Agricultural Engineering with proficient knowledge of computer models on watershed assessment and skills to use various GIS, apply various spatial data analysis methods and tools. The candidate expected to aid in the development and application of a national scale modeling framework to support the Conservation Effects and Assessment Program, development of software and tools to support large- and small-scale modeling efforts, perform SWAT+ model calibration and validation using monitoring data derived from various sources, and perform various geostatistical analysis based on model outputs. The candidate will have an opportunity to work within a modeling group comprised of ARS, AgriLife, and other personnel.

Postdoctoral Researcher Opportunities with Texas A&M AgriLife Research - Posted July 2021

Texas A&M AgriLife Research has a cluster of postdoctoral researcher positions available for a 1-3 year contract. Looking for candidates with experience in SWAT or other similar models and a background in agriculture, civil, environmental, and/or natural resources. Candidates that are highly motivated with leadership, teamwork, and solid interpersonal skills and a strong desire to write competitive proposals are encouraged to apply.

Due to the nature of the job and for timely hire, candidates who are already in the United States and are to start work within a short time from date of hire are strongly preferred.

Interested candidates should send their resumes to swatmodeljobs@gmail.com.

Postdoctoral Fellow (Watershed Modeling) opportunity available at University of Guelph, Canada - Posted June 2021

A postdoctoral position is available in the watershed modeling at the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The successful candidate should have solid training in hydrology, geography, soil science, or related fields, and hands-on experiences on Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) to conduct long-term simulations of runoff and its associated constituents at a watershed scale and/or biophysical models, and familiar with commonly used GIS tools. The successful candidate for this position is expected to play an important role in several research projects that develop GIS based integrated economic-hydrologic modeling for evaluating cost effectiveness of BMPs in agricultural watersheds. This is a full-time, grant-funded research position for one year with possible renewal upon fund availability and a satisfactory performance.

Please send a curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of research experience and interest, and the contact information of three referees to Dr. Wanhong Yang  at wayang@uoguelph.ca


PhD Position - University of Florida - Posted June 2021

A PhD student position is available at the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida (UF) supported by the USDA-NRCS. The selected PhD candidate will investigate how conservation practices can help improve agricultural sustainability locally and regionally. This research will focus on the modeling effort and be closely integrated with monitoring studies and geospatial analyses that the UF-CEAP project team is conducting in South Florida. The candidate(s) should have degree/s in agricultural/civil engineering, soil and water sciences, or other related disciplines with a strong background in hydrology, soil science, modeling, and/or water quality. Previous research experience in sediment and nutrient transport modeling and/or groundwater modeling is desirable. The selected candidate will be enrolled in the PhD program of the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Florida. The selected candidate will be offered a competitive annual stipend for four years plus a full tuition waiver and other benefits. The PhD research program will begin in 2022 Spring. Interested applicants should send their CV, copies of transcripts, TOEFL (for international candidates only), and the contact information of three professional references with an application letter to Dr. Young Gu Her at yher@ufl.edu.

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