[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc: Hydroclimatology - Mountain Hydrology Laboratory [W Virginia Univ.]

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sat Oct 10 19:37:32 MDT 2015

The Mountain Hydrology Laboratory (http://www.mountainhydrologylab.com/)
in the School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University seeks
applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to investigate
climate change impacts on freshwater ecosystems in the Appalachian
Mountains region of the eastern US. The area of research will be focused on
intensification of the hydrologic cycle and quantifying feedbacks between
land cover, climate, and hydrology from stream reach to regional scales.
This position is part of the NSF-funded Appalachian Freshwater Initiative
(AFI), an exciting new multidisciplinary project that aims to understand
the complex interactions between society, climate, and mountain ecosystems
in the region.

The ideal candidate must have a:
• Ph.D. in climate-related science with a strong background in
hydrological sciences with proven list of deliverables (peer-reviewed
publications, derived products).
• Demonstrated strong programming skills (Python, Fortran, Shell
scripting) on multiple platforms (Unix/Linux, Mac); strong experience
working with NetCDF processing programs (NCO, CDO) and large spatial
datasets using GrADS or NCL.
• Advanced proficiency in communicating scientific findings in
peer-reviewed journals and professional meetings (AGU).
• Willingness and ability to conduct independent research while
contributing to a larger, multidisciplinary team of earth and social

The successful candidate will serve as the climate scientist on a team
comprised of hydrologists, ecologists, engineers, and behavioral
scientists. The successful candidate’s responsibility will be to develop
high-resolution historic and future ensemble climate datasets for
hydrologic and ecosystem modeling applications; to develop and conduct
research exploring land-atmosphere controls and feedbacks on the regional
water cycle; to develop additional projects building on the strengths,
interests, and expertise of the candidate; and to publish in peer-reviewed
literature. The position is available immediately and will be for an
initial 12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal pending
satisfactory performance. The closing date for applications is November 1,
2015 with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2016.

To apply for this position, send all application materials to Dr. Nicolas
Zegre (nicolas.zegre<at>mail.wvu.edu).

Applicants must include the following documents:
1) a CV that includes the names of at least three professional references,
their e-mail addresses, and telephone contact numbers;
2) a cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have
prepared you for this position.
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