Two funded PhD positions in critical zone hydrology at Johns Hopkins

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Johns Hopkins University
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 17:15

The Landscape Hydrology Lab at Johns Hopkins University is looking to recruit two new PhD students interested in a variety of topics in hydrologic science.

One position is suited to a student interested in combining field research, data analysis and some modeling to address questions related to water quality and quantity in watersheds. Ideal candidates will have a background that includes hydrology, geology, environmental chemistry, environmental or earth science, and an interest in advancing their mathematical and computational modeling skills. Experience in field data collection and research is highly desirable.

The other position is suited to a student interested in data analysis and computational model development aimed at improving understanding and prediction of water flow and transport in the landscape. Candidates might have a background in hydrology, engineering, physics, or math, but would ideally also have an interest in collecting or analyzing environmental data. Experience in numerical modeling and research is highly desirable.

Both positions will receive full funding for up to 5 years of study, assuming satisfactory progress in the program.

The Landscape Hydrology Lab ( is led by Dr Ciaran Harman, and addresses a variety of questions about flow and transport in the evolving critical zone of the landscape. We use field, modeling and experimental approaches to advance fundamental understanding, and translate understanding into new tools and methods. As a research group we aim to foster a collaborative academic environment with each other and with colleagues across the university, and have particularly close connections to earth and planetary sciences, and public health divisions of the university. Johns Hopkins is a top-tier research university, and the department is one of the top-ranked Environmental Engineering programs in the country. It is located in Baltimore, Maryland, which has a vibrant culture, close proximity to DC and NYC, and a low cost of living.

Applications received by December 10th will be reviewed with highest priority. Apply at Contact Dr Harman ( to discuss the opportunities, or Academic Coordinator Adena Rojas ( if you have any questions about the application process.

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