SWAT-Related Job Announcements

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Coupled Surface Water-Groundwater Modeling, University of California, Riverside, CA - Posted October 2019

The Catchment Hydrology and Spatial Analysis Lab in the Department of Environmental Sciences at University of California, Riverside, CA invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position on Coupled Surface Water-Groundwater Modeling. The selected candidate will work as part of the NSF INFEWS project and will perform numerical experiments using the SWAT-MODFLOW model. The specific objectives of the project are to improve understanding of surface water-groundwater interactions at catchment scale, and assessing the impacts of climate variability and land cover change on water resources. This research position will provide an exceptional professional development opportunity in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. More information.

Research Associate (Postdoc) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Posted September 2019

The Illinois State Water Survey division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is looking for a research assistant (Postdoc) to work in the area of water-energy nexus and decision support systems modeling. The candidate should have experience with the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) for hydrologic and water quality modeling as well as applications of multi-objective optimization algorithms in coupled optimization-simulation modeling framework. Research includes the development, calibration and validation of SWAT models that will eventually be used to evaluate water availability in the study watershed under various water use and climate scenarios. The candidate is expected to collaborate with the project team in publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals, writing technical reports and proposals.

Desired qualifications include a PhD in hydrology, civil and environmental engineering or related fields. The candidate is expected to work independently and also in collaboration with a research team. Expertise in hydrology and water resources systems analyses, and excellent written and communication skills are required. The research work requires experience in ArcGIS and QGIS, and strong programming skills in FORTRAN and Python. Expertise in R, SQL, JAVA and JavaScript is desirable.

Interested candidates for this position can email their resume to Dr. Elias Getahun (egetahun@illinois.edu). This will be a 12-month appointment and is expected to be filled as soon as possible.

Interdisciplinary (Agricultural Engineer/Environmental Engineer/Soil Scientist), USDA-ARS, Temple, TX - Posted August 2019

This is an early career position, so new PhDs are welcome. You must be a US citizen. Responsibilities include:

  • Determine ecological, agronomic and/or environmental responses to climatic drivers and management activities across multiple temporal and spatial scales.
  • Perform interdisciplinary research as an integral team member for the Long-Term Agroecosystem (LTAR) network using broad-ranging and disparate datasets from multiple LTAR network sites.
  • Develop methodologies or techniques to incorporate broad-ranging, geospatially explicit and disparate datasets into natural resource models to improve the accuracy of real-time information used as model input.
  • Reporting research results and transferring technology in support of research project.

See the job posting for more information.

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