Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity-Water Resource Systems
REPSONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will work within a multidisciplinary water resource modeling team of researchers and graduate students led by Professors Howard Wheater, Amin Elshorbagy and Patricia Gober, with direct supervision from Professor Elshorbagy. The team is building a basin-wide water resource systems modeling framework using optimization-based and simulation-based techniques. The team is interested in (i) integrating socioeconomic aspects with hydrological aspects of water resources; (ii) introducing anthropogenic impacts into large scale watershed hydrology; and (iii) developing tools that facilitate negotiations and decision-making and reflect the input of researchers, policy makers, and water users. The successful candidate will participate in the supervision of graduate students.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have completed within the last 5 years, or be near completion, of a PhD degree in a related field. A strong background in classical and emerging optimization techniques, statistical analysis, impacts of climate change on water resources, and MATLAB programming is required. Familiarity with, or interest in, system dynamics, resource economics, and building visualization tools and model interfaces is considered an important asset. Evidence of successful publication in high quality international science journals is a requirement for this post.
DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on March 18, 2013 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
TO APPLY: Applications should include a letter of interest, a full CV, and contact information for three referees and should be submitted, via email, to email@example.com. For more information, please contact Professor Elshorbagy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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