Openings for Post-Doc in Fluvial Geomorphology and Research Technican at Utah State

Apologies for Cross Postings…

The Fluvial Habitats Center in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University has two immediate openings:

Post Doctoral Researcher – Fluvial Geomorphologist (Position E1600322 on

Research Technician – Lead Surveyor & Geospatial Analyst (Position N1600352 on

Both positions are open until filled and we will begin reviewing applications in mid September. 

For the post-doc position we seek an experienced fulvial geomorphologist to become a leading expert on geomorphic units and structural elements as the building blocks of riverscapes and physical habitat for fish. The successful candidate will work throughout the American West, but will be focused on the Columbia River Basin.  The funding for this position is tied to creating more robust fish-habitat relationships for ESA-listed anadromous salmonids and using that understanding to inform population life cycle modelling and restoration scenario testing.  See the job link above for full details on job descriptions if you’re interested in applying. 

For the surveyor and geospatial analyst position, we seek an individual who will provide geomatics and survey support to: i) researchers in our lab, ii) surveyors and analyst in the Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program, and iii) students in the department. While the job link lists a huge laundry list of desirable skills, we still encourage applications from candidates with the right attitude and work ethic that could get the job done (even if they haven’t done everything on the list… we can provide the training). 

The successful applicants will join a thriving lab group of 15-20 researchers that is part of a world-class, interdisciplinary Watershed Sciences Department. The jobs are based on the Utah State University campus, in Logan, a small, mountain college town with ample recreational distractions out the back door and up the beautiful Logan Canyon (5 minutes from campus). Utah State University is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from under-represented groups. Please get in touch with me with any questions.

Best Wishes,


_____________________Dr. Joseph M. WheatonDepartment of Watershed Sciences | Utah State University435-554-1247 (direct) |

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