[GilbertClub] Post-doctoral Fellowship in Hydroinformatics and River Water Quality

New Mexico Tech’s Dept. of Earth & Environmental Science
(www.ees.nmt.edu) is seeking applications
for a post-doctoral fellow in Hydroinformatics with an emphasis on merging
hydrologic transport processes, fluvial geomorphology, and nutrient and
contaminant dynamics in river systems. The appointment will support a
national-scale synthesis project with the USGS Powel Center’s “River Corridor Group” aimed at
improving the characterization of river hydrogeomorpohology and its cumulative
influence on water quality. The project integrates data mining and synthesis of
large physical and biogeochemical datasets with new physics-based models for
transport in large river networks. Research goals include assembling and assimilating
hydrogeomorphic data into a new river corridor transport model to assess cumulative
effects, and forecast outcomes for changing water quality at the scale of the
nation. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to independently develop
research questions and answer them by consolidating large data sets into
mathematical models. In addition, applicants are expected to work
collaboratively with the Powell Center group, leading research activities that
generate the submission of two or more peer-reviewed publications each year. The
successful candidate will be hosted at New Mexico Tech’s Dept. of Earth &
Environmental Science under the supervision of Dr. Jesus Gomez-Velez with
additional supervision by the other project PIs Dr. Jud Harvey (USGS), Dr.
Elizabeth Boyer (Penn State), and Dr. Durelle Scott (Virginia Tech). The appointment
is for up to two years, and computing facilities and travel are supported. Interested
applicants should email a CV, transcripts, one relevant publication, a one-page
statement of past and present research goals, and the names and addresses of
three references to Dr. Jesus D. Gomez-Velez (jdgomez@nmt.edu).
Review of applications begins November 15, 2015, and the position will remain
open until filled.

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