[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellow - water management and shifts in hydro-ecological processes Colorado State U

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sun Nov 6 18:42:14 MST 2016

Postdoctoral Fellow - national trends and relationships between water
management and shifts in hydro-ecological processes,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Colorado State University

Colorado State University’s environmental science and engineering research
programs have been ranked No. 7 worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World
Universities. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is
hiring a full-time annual-contract Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research
aimed at understanding the impacts of river and floodplain modifications on
hydrologic, geomorphic, and ecological processes. The position is based at
the U.S. Geological Survey Fort Collins Science Center
(https://www.fort.usgs.gov) in Fort Collins, CO.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will collaborate on research to
identify national trends and relationships between water management and
shifts in hydro-ecological processes, such as links between levee
construction, dam operations, channel modifications, floodplain inundation,
riparian habitat, and wetland loss. The researcher will work closely with
Dr. Ryan Morrison at Colorado State University and Dr. Quan Dong at the
U.S. Geological Survey Fort Collins Science Center.

Qualifications: Candidates must have (1) PhD degree in hydrologic sciences,
water resources engineering, geomorphology, ecology, or a closely related
field; (2) Proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS 10.x; (3) Proficiency in a
scripting language commonly used for data analyses, such as R or Matlab;
(4) Success in publishing scientific research in peer-reviewed literature;
(5) Strong presentation skills; and (6) Experience working both
independently and in a team.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) Experience in geospatial analysis,
environmental flows, and/or hydrodynamic modeling; (2) Record of research
using national-scale datasets; (3) Strong statistical background; (4)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and (5) Experience
mentoring graduate students.

Salary and Benefits: Colorado State University provides full academic year
salary and excellent benefits. Salaries are competitive and commensurate
with qualifications and experience. A benefits package is included
(http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/index.html). Position has no travel
funds available. Position will need to have both a state and federal
background check.

Proposed Start Date: December 1, 2016, or as negotiated. Please apply
here: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/38702.

Deadline: For full consideration, please submit an application by 11:59 pm
MDT November 13, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is

To Apply: A complete application must include all the following

• A cover letter;
• A detailed curriculum vitae;
• A list of references with a minimum of three references listed –
references will not be contacted without prior approval of candidates.

If you have questions about this search, please contact Dr. Ryan Morrison
(Ryan.Morrison at colostate.edu, 970-419-6057) or Dr. Quan Dong
(qdong at usgs.gov, 970-226-9175).

Colorado State University, with an enrollment of approximately 33,000
students, is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a community of
approximately 156,000 people located at the foothills of the Rocky
Mountains about 65 miles (105 km) north of Denver. Fort Collins is
routinely recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the
USA; residents enjoy an excellent school system, an expansive park and
natural area program with extensive biking, hiking and walking trails, and
over 300 sunny days a year. More information about Fort Collins and
Colorado State University can be obtained at http://www.visitftcollins.com
and http://www.colostate.edu/visiting-campus.aspx.

The CEE Department at CSU is recognized both nationally and internationally
for its education, research, and service and outreach programs, and is
ranked in the top 40 of such programs in the USA. The CEE Department
consists of 36 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 16 research
scientists/scholars, 27 research associates, and 11 administrative
professionals. Additional information about the CEE Department can be found
at http://www.engr.colostate.edu/ce/. Air quality research and teaching at
CSU spans several departments, including Atmospheric Science, Mechanical
Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences,
Soil and Crop Sciences, and the Cooperative Institute for Research in the
Atmosphere. The CSU Partnership for Air Quality, Climate, and Health
serves to build community across these units, in addition to engaging key
stakeholders so that our work produces beneficial impacts in Colorado, the
U.S., and abroad.

Condition for Employment: Colorado State University is committed to
providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve
that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates
being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not
limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor
vehicle history.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Reflecting departmental and
institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to
advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is
free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color,
religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran
status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal
opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to
achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado
State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination
and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101
Student Services.
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