Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Watershed Hydrology and Sediment
Salary range: Salary is based on the University of California Academic
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: Starting dates are negotiable but aims for November 1,
Position duration: This is a full-time, one-year appointment with the
possibility of renewal based on availability of funding, ongoing operational
needs and satisfactory performance.
Open date: October 8th, 2021
Next review date: Monday, Nov 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received
after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been
We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to join an exciting
NASA-funded project focused on wildfire impacts on carbon transport to coastal
waters. The postdoctoral scholar will (a) develop and implement integrated
watershed modeling approaches aimed at quantifying the effect of wildfire
events on watershed runoff and export of sediment and soil organic carbon, and
(b) collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to investigate the effects of
wildfires and watershed sediment and carbon transport on California coastal
ecosystems and primary producers. A successful candidate should have
experience in the scientific application of large-scale watershed models
(e.g., SWAT, PARFLOW, GSFLOW, etc.) and will have at least 1 first author
peer review research paper. Additional experience in reactive transport
modeling is desirable, specifically suspended sediments and DOC, but not a
prerequisite of the position.
The postdoctoral scholar is expected to write research articles aimed at
disseminating the results obtained from the research, play an important role
in supervising and mentoring undergraduate students, and take an engaged role
in project management (e.g., budget and timeline, quality assurance, EH&S).
The postdoctoral scholar will also undertake professional development
activities in consultation with the PIs to further the training and career
advancement of the postdoc. The position will be in the Department of Civil &
Environmental Engineering at UC Merced and will work on the supervision of
Drs. Thomas Harmon and Erin Hestir.
For more information, please contact Dr. Tom Harmon at email@example.com
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the
University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy:
https: // policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2Covid-19. All Covered
Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if
applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption,
Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no
later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California
employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of
employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)
A Ph.D. (at the time of appointment) in the physical sciences (e.g.,
physics, hydrology, geology, environmental science) or engineering (e.g.,
civil, environmental, mechanical, geological) with a focus on watershed
The candidate should have experience in running and troubleshooting complex
environmental simulation codes (e.g., C++, Fortran), and in scripting using
such tools as R, MatLab, and Python in the context of pre- and post-processing
of model output. The candidate should also be familiar with Remote Sensing and
GIS, including some experience with ESRI or other spatial/GIS software.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Please indicate research interests and experience
3 required (contact information only)
Please provide three references with contact information including mailing
address, phone number and e-mail address submitted through AP Recruit during
the application process.
Apply link: https: // aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF01202
Help contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants,
including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who
will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the
university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete
University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see:
UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy
(https: // policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction).
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of
California system's 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate
students (https: // www. ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), UC Merced provides
outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the
heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special
connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of
sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic
development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the
physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student
success, and research excellence (https: // merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).
UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus
(https: // smokefree.ucmerced.edu/).