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Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Utah State University
Location: Logan, Utah, United States
Duties: Develop new modeling approaches to identify reservoir management strategies that provide water supply and ecosystem benefits in a nonstationary future where inflows are on the decline, variable, and uncertain; Apply new modeling approaches for Lake Powell and Lake Mead; Apply new modeling approaches for Flaming Gorge reservoir; Work with the project PIs, an advisory committee, and collaborators to make work open, transparent, and available to stakeholders in the region
Requirements: Hold a Ph.D. degree in engineering, natural resource management, hydrology, climatology, ecology, or a related water resources field; Able to run, program, and develop, Riverware, WEAP, HEC-ResSim, or similar water resources systems simulation and optimization models; Experience conducting original research and publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals
   
Text: Postdoctoral Fellow I Requisition: E1800742 Open Date: 10/04/2018 Review Date: 11/03/2018 Job Category: Exempt Department: Utah Water Research Laboratory College/Unit: College of Engineering Location: Logan Campus Posting Duration: Open Until Filled Position Summary: The Utah State University (USU) Center for Colorado River Studies seeks a post-doctoral researcher to develop and test innovative alternatives to manage the Colorado River to achieve the dual goals of providing reliable water supplies and sustaining and enhancing the river’s ecosystem under hydrologic and ecologic uncertainties. This position is part of a collaborative initiative to explore a wide range of future Colorado River Basin reservoir and water-supply management strategies while considering ecosystem impacts. This position offers a unique opportunity for a post-doctoral researcher to conduct new, high-impact science that informs management of a major river system. Responsibilities: Develop new modeling approaches to identify reservoir management strategies that provide water supply and ecosystem benefits in a nonstationary future where inflows are on the decline, variable, and uncertain; Apply new modeling approaches for Lake Powell and Lake Mead; Apply new modeling approaches for Flaming Gorge reservoir; Work with the project PIs, an advisory committee, and collaborators to make work open, transparent, and available to stakeholders in the region. Dept/College Highlights: This position offers full salary support and benefits. There will also be opportunities to pursue further funding sources. Please direct further questions about the position to Dr. David E. Rosenberg ( david.rosenberg@usu.edu ) and Dr. John (Jack) C. Schmidt (jack.schmidt@usu.edu) with the subject line “Colorado River Postdoc position”. Along with the online application please include a Curriculum Vitae, a pdf copy of your most relevant publication, and a cover letter that highlights how your past experience will benefit the project. Yes, come to Logan, Utah! Utah State University hosts a large, interdisciplinary, world renowned faculty spread across multiple departments and colleges. Numerous projects focus on major western U.S. Rivers. We are located 85 miles north of Salt Lake City in a stunning valley for work and play. The nearby Wasatch/Cache National Forest offers ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains. We have low housing and living costs and are short trips from Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone National Parks. Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Hold a Ph.D. degree in engineering, natural resource management, hydrology, climatology, ecology, or a related water resources field, Able to run, program, and develop, Riverware, WEAP, HEC-ResSim, or similar water resources systems simulation and optimization models, Experience conducting original research and publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100% Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process) color=blue> : Cover Letter, Other, Resume/CV Other Required document types/Special Instructions to Applicants: Please include a PDF copy of your most relevant publication. In your cover letter please highlight how your past experiences will benefit the project. Often Functional Requirements (25-75% time): Both hands required or compensated by the use of acceptable prostheses Continuous Environmental Factors (75% time): Inside ADA Cognitive Requirements: Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions, in books, manuals, and mathematical or diagrammatic form. Deal with several abstract and concrete variables. ADA Math Requirements: Apply knowledge of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques such as differential and integral calculus, factor analysis, and probability determination, or work with a wide variety of theoretical mathematical concepts and make original applications of mathematical procedures, as in empirical and differential equations. ADA Communication Requirements - Speech: Expression of a level to communicate fluently with clients/customers and others to obtain and provide complex information. Vocalize and explain detailed and problem-solve, both in-person and by telephone. Capable of interpretation of technical materials, oral presentation of reports and able to adapt vocabulary, tone and content for listener. ADA Comm Requirements - Comprehension: Comprehensive and expression of a level comparable to 5, plus highest order of composition skills such as ability to do this as primary function of the job, to draft and edit publication-quality papers, to prepare highly complex documents such as wills and contracts. May involve a large volume of such composition. ADA Travel Requirements: Minimal travel required - ability to travel infrequently (i.e., annually) for activities such as developmental sessions at a centralized training center. 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