Postdoctoral Fellow-Powell Center GRACE group

Location
Austin, Texas
Posted
Aug 02, 2017
Closes
Sep 01, 2017
Discipline
Geodesy, Hydrology
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Full-time
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type
Academia

Postdoc Powell Center GRACE Group - July 2017

The Powell Center GRACE group seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a new project titled “Integrating GRACE Satellite and Ground-based Estimates of Groundwater Storage Changes.” The candidate will be expected to analyze and synthesize data on different GRACE solutions and regional and national scale hydrologic models, including USGS regional MODFLOW models, and National Land Data Assimilation System models (NOAH, MOSAIC, VIC, and CLM) models. Manipulating large datasets is very important. The candidate should be familiar with basic concepts in water resources and have a demonstrated ability to conduct independent research. Expertise with Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS) and Matlab, R, or similar programming language is preferred. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Hydrogeology/Hydrology/Geodesy, or Civil/Electrical/Environmental Engineering, or related field. Conducting interdisciplinary research will be essential as the candidate will be required to work in an integrated team of geodesists, hydrologists, and hydrogeologists. The postdoctoral fellow position is available for one year. Start time can range from Sept. 1 2017 through Jan 31, 2018. Funding for the position is provided by the USGS Powell Center and the National Science Foundation through the University of Texas at Austin. The position will be at the Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin.

For more information please contact either Bridget Scanlon (bridget.scanlon@beg.utexas.edu), Meredith Reitz (mreitz@usgs.gov), Ward Sanford (wsanford@usgs.gov), or Matt Rodell (matthew.rodell@nasa.gov).

Information on the Powell Center Working Group titled ”Integrating GRACE Satellite and Ground-based Estimates of Groundwater Storage Changes” focusing on the U.S. can be found at https://powellcenter.usgs.gov/view-project/57742133e4b07657d1a99154.

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