Postdoctoral Research Associate in Surface Hydrology

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April 24, 2011

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Surface Hydrology
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN
Project Description:

The Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory invites applicants for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Surface Hydrology to support its long-term study on energy-water availability, climate change impact on hydropower generation, streamflow variability, and competing water usage. The position will be in the Energy-Water Ecosystem Engineering Group of the Environmental Sciences Division. The candidate will participate in several Department of Energy funded research projects and interact with interdisciplinary researchers in hydroelectricity, climatology, aquatic biology, informatics, and environmental economics.

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Candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering (or related disciplines) with emphasis on surface hydrology. A successful candidate should: a) be experienced in macroscale hydrologic models (e.g., VIC), b) be familiar with GIS software and data resources, c) have strong scripting and programming skills (e.g., MATLAB, python, c#), d) have experience in analyzing climate simulation or meteorological reanalysis datasets, and e) have strong writing and communicating skills. The initial one-year appointment can be renewed based on satisfactory performance.

Technical Questions:

In addition to completing the online application as instructed below, candidates should send a letter stating their research interests along with a CV, list of publication, and contact information of three references to Dr. Shih-Chieh Kao ( Review of applications will begin on January 10th, and continue until the position is filled. ORNL is recognized as an inclusive environment where diversity is valued and individuals and teams are inspired to contribute fully to the organization’s success.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants must apply online. All applicants will need to register before they can begin the online application. For complete instructions, on how to apply, please see the instructions.

This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postgraduate Research Participation Program and is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The program is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.

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