[ECOLOG-L] PostDoc – Improving Resilience for the Rio Grande Coupled Human-Natural System

Improving Resilience for the Rio Grande Coupled Human-Natural System

Postdoctoral Research Position

Geography and Environmental Sustainability, University of Oklahoma


Job Description

The Koch Lab is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists on the integrated modeling of the Rio Grande Basin. The position is part of the project “Improving Resilience for the Rio Grande Coupled Human-Natural System”, funded by the USGS and will focus on the development, implementation, and application of a spatio-temporal simulation model for the Rio Grande Basin. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work with anthropologists and economists to identify important socio-economic and biophysical components of the system under study. This knowledge will then be used in a simulation model – based on the Envision framework – in order to analyze the relationship between human decision making, climate change and hydrology in the basin.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Hydrology, Geoecology, Environmental Sciences, Geography, or a related field
  • Experience in hydrological modeling and/or integrated modeling
  • Programming skills (preferably C++) and a strong computational background
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus
  • Willingness to participate in interdisciplinary research is a prerequisite

Application Process

To apply, please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with publication list, and the names and contact information for three references as one combined .pdf document to Dr. Jennifer Koch (jakoch@ou.edu). Screening will begin October 7th, 2016 (open until filled).


Salary: Competitive salary including benefits

Starting Date: November 15th, 2016 or as negotiated


The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution: http://www.ou.edu/eoo/.



Jennifer Koch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | The University of Oklahoma

Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability

Skype: koch.jennifer_2 | Phone: +1 (541) 908-3914


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