Postdoctoral Scholar in Hydrology

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 13:30 to Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 13:30

RECRUITMENT PERIOD: Open April 15th, 2016 through May 15th, 2016


The Ecohydrologic Research and Modeling Group (EcoRMG) at University of California Merced seeks applications for a full-time postdoctoral scholar research position in hydrology and water resources. The successful candidate will carry out hydrologic modeling in the Sierra Nevada watersheds focused on understanding how climate, vegetation, soil, and geologic characteristics control and modulate critical zone processes across a wide range of spatial temporal and spatial scales. (e.g.,from headwater to river basin). This position will involve assembling historical and real-time in-situ field measurements and remote sensing data to validating numerical models (including PRMS) that are increasingly important in understanding, modeling, and forecasting of hydrologic processes. This position will be located at the UC Merced campus; however, the successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary group working at Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory ( and UC Water Security and Sustainability Research Initiative ( The scholar will meet with stakeholders and water managers, prepare manuscripts and reports based on the research. Some travel and fieldwork in remote locations may be necessary.

Ph.D. in hydrology, water resources engineering or closely related field. The candidate must have hydrologic modeling experience as well as ability to write and understand codes in Python, Fortran, MATLAB, and R. *Prior experience in hydrologic modeling (preferably using PRMS, DHSVM, SWAT, LPJ-DGVM/MC1) is also required. *Experience with fieldwork is desirable. *Ability to work with guidance from principal investigator and collaborators. *Excellent written communication skills; good organizational and interpersonal skills. *Ability to work in a team environment and interact with a broad range of colleagues.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3)a list of three to five references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled with a final closing date of May 15, 2016. Starting dates are negotiable with the appointment duration of 1-year.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.


  • Merced, CA


  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information - For three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and email address.
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)


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