Hydrogeology Lab Postdoc Search 2017

Postdoctoral Research Opportunities, Watershed Hydrologic Modeling at Michigan State University

We are hiring multiple postdoctoral associates to lead data analysis and modeling efforts for ongoing and new watershed hydrology projects at the Hydrogeology Lab at Michigan State University. The lab focuses on predicting the responses of hydrologic systems to changes in climate, landscape, and land management. In particular, we seek to develop and improve the tools to make these predictions, and to apply them to better understand how to improve sustainability of land use practices and adapt to future changes. Our highly interdisciplinary research is conducted in collaboration with researchers across MSU and universities nationwide.

The successful candidates will apply and develop cutting-edge methods in: real-time simulation, big-data compilation, processing, and analysis; modeling data-limited regions; improving landscape hydrologic models; and coupled process models of agriculture, ecosystems, and climate with hydrologic models. Applicants must have expertise in programming in a language such as Python, MATLAB, R, or FORTRAN. Prior hydrologic modeling experience is also required. Familiarity with GIS and spatial data analysis is desired, and big-data experience is a plus.

Postdoctoral researchers will be actively mentored toward their professional goals. We will work with the successful candidate to develop individualized mentoring plans focused on technical skills training, professional networking, establishing interdisciplinary collaborations, mentoring students, and eventual job placement.

We will begin reviewing applications on June 15, 2017, and the search will remain open until suitable candidates are found. Start date is flexible, with 2017 being preferred. For more information on the research group, please visit hydrogeology.msu.edu.

To apply, please send an application letter detailing research interest and experiences, curriculum vitae, and names of 3 references (with telephone numbers and email addresses) to:

Please direct questions about the positions to Dr. David Hyndman (hyndman@msu.edu) and cc all correspondence to geosci@msu.edu.

Michigan State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy.