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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hydrologic/Climate Sciences

Position
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hydrologic/Climate Sciences

Employer

University of Missouri

Homepage: https://missouri.edu/


Location
Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Sector
Academic

Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Biogeosciences (BG)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Type
Full time

Level
Experienced

Salary
min. 47000 € / Year

Preferred education
PhD

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

Posted
29 November 2023

Job description

The Hydrology Research Group within the Dept. of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Missouri is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to provide programmatic research- and outreach-related support for projects related to climate change impact and adaptation assessments in the Mississippi-Missouri River Basin.

Responsibilities include working with the faculty mentor, collaborators and graduate students to (i) evaluate Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 6 climate projections in the Midwestern United States and assess their relevance and impacts on agriculture, forestry and water resources, (ii) assess changing weather patterns including severe weather in the Midwestern US using in-situ and remotely-sensed data and develop tools and data products (e.g., climate change indices, estimates of crop water demand, drought assessment), (iii) provide support related to data integration technologies to aid in testing, validating, and improving ecosystem model simulations, and (iv) help prepare research proposals, project reports and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications. The fellow will be given opportunities to participate in organized teaching, outreach, and career development activities, to present research findings at national conferences, and to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

The Fellow will be based at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, USA. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable for another year based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Applicants must have a PhD in hydrologic sciences, climate/atmospheric science, meteorology, engineering, physics, or related fields; experience in assessment of climate models and data to enhance biophysical process understanding, and to develop tools for decision making; experience in high performance computing and programming in Python, R or similar programming tools are highly desirable; and excellent oral and written communication skills in English.


How to apply

Please email Noel Aloysius (aloysiusn@missouri.edu) a single PDF including the following:

I. A letter of interest that briefly describes your educational and research background and as well as your research interests/goals (1-2 pages)
II. A curriculum vitae that also includes, if applicable, TOEFL/IELTS English proficiency test scores
III. Unofficial copies of your academic transcripts, and
IV. Contact information of three professional references; one of them should be the candidate’s PhD advisor (referrers will not be contacted initially).
V. Copies of relevant publications and, if already completed, the abstract of PhD dissertation.

Please include “Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Hydrology” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately. ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted for further details.