Post Doctoral Fellow II (Research linkages between catchment terrains, river archetypes, and ecohydraulics)
Utah State University invites applications for a postdoctoral position with an initial 12-month appointment to research linkages between catchment terrains, river archetypes, and ecohydraulics. River corridor patterns and features such as channel bed and width undulations influence hydro-geomorphic dynamics and dependent river ecosystem functions. Prediction of these channel elements and their relationships with larger geospatial controls across a range of scales is an important scientific problem with societal ramifications. Start date is ASAP.
The multi-institution project team is working with natural resource managers in the State of California to design environmental flows that support ecological processes across the diversity of hydro-geomorphic settings and river ecosystems in the region. For a region of this size, it is essential to ascertain ways of using information from data rich locations and spatial scales to inform those that are data poor using targeted data collection and appropriate modeling techniques. We have already collected reach-scale geomorphic information at over 1000 field sites across nine water management regions in California. In addition, California has growing airborne LiDAR coverage of river corridors for “riverscape” investigations at both high resolution and large area. The postdoctoral candidate will use a range of numerical and statistical techniques (e.g. hydrodynamic modeling, LiDAR data processing, coding, and data-science modeling) to extract geomorphic and ecohydraulic insights that can guide development of environmental flows. The successful candidate will interact directly with diverse researchers, stakeholders, and natural resources managers.
- Candidates must have a PhD in Geomorphology, Hydrology, Civil Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Physical Geography, or related fields.
- Extensive knowledge in fluvial geomorphology, geospatial and statistical analysis, and computer programming are highly preferred.
- Proven experience with open-source computing resources as well as excellent data management skills and a journal publication track record are also desired.
- Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.
- Salary and employee benefits will conform to the terms of the UC system-wide postdoctoral scholars’ union.
- There are over 1,000 postdocs at UC Davis, providing a diverse, vibrant community of scholars.
- Applicants must supply evidence of eligibility to work in the US and the duration of that eligibility.
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. CV to be uploaded in the candidate profile under "Resume/CV"
2. A sample publication to be uploaded in the candidate profile under "Other documents"
3. Contact information for 2-3 references to be provided in the candidate profile
4. Research Statement: describing your previous research contributions, current interests, and how these align with Dr. Lane's research and the position topic (max 2 pages)to be typed/pasted during your application under "Research Statement"
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.
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