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Job advertisement Research Agricultural Engineer/Hydrologist (Watershed Modeler)

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Research Agricultural Engineer/Hydrologist (Watershed Modeler)

Research Agricultural Engineer/Hydrologist (Watershed Modeler)

Davis, CA, United States of America


Relevant divisions
Geodynamics (GD)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)
Soil System Sciences (SSS)

Full time



Preferred education

Application deadline
22 October 2021

4 October 2021

Job description

The USDA, ARS, Sustainable Agricultural Water Systems (SAWS) Unit in Davis, CA seeks to hire a Watershed Modeler. This individual will be a member of an interdisciplinary team of scientists charged with maintaining and enhancing agricultural productivity in the face of diminished water availability. Special focus areas of this unit include managed aquifer recharge, assessing and mitigating the effects of climate change on agriculture, and remote sensing of evapotranspiration of vine and tree orchard crops. This hire’s research will be directed towards applying, modifying, and/or developing computationally efficient numerical watershed models to predict water quantity and quality, and to calibrate and validate empirical management models. These activities are expected to produce modeling tools and simulation output to sustainably manage surface and groundwater supplies for irrigated agriculture in the Central Valley, CA.

How to apply

The formal job announcement for this position is expected to be posted on from September 22, 2021 to October 22, 2021 and is only open to US citizens. Interested candidates may email for additional information.