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Fully-Funded Graduate Research Assistantship in Urban Hydrology

Colorado State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Fort Collins, Colorado
Closing date
Dec 26, 2021

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The Hydro-Urban Bhaskar (HUB) research group ( is seeking a PhD student to start in 2022 to work in analysis of (1) effects of rainwater harvesting on streamflow in Colorado, (2) spatial predictors of outdoor water use, and (3) hydrologic and landscape transformations in watersheds converting from grassland to residential development with green stormwater infrastructure. These projects will involve a combination of analysis of existing streamflow data in R, modeling using EPA SWMM, analysis of water use data and landscape characteristics in R, and field data collection involving streamflow monitoring and uncrewed aerial system collection of topographic change data in an urbanizing watershed in Parker, Colorado. This position is fully-funded for four years funded by the National Science Foundation (see CAREER and Transformation Network for more information).

Required qualifications are:
(1) MS (for PhD position at CSU) in Civil and Environmental Engineering or related discipline.
(2) Clear research interest in urban water resources.
(3) Proficiency in oral and written English communication.

Preferred qualifications include (mention in your cover letter if these apply to you):
(1) Experience with coding in R or another similar language.
(2) Experience with hydrologic field data collection
(3) Experience with EPA SWMM.
(4) Research experience in water resources science or engineering.
(5) Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams.
(6) Interest in integrating equity into graduate research.

Preference will be given to students from backgrounds historically excluded from in water resources engineering.

If interested, contact with the following materials as a single PDF attachment and email subject line "Application for Posted HUB Position":
(1) A 1-2 page cover letter with your interest in the position and research topics, and how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, and
(2) A current resume or CV.

Applications to HUB will be reviewed on January 4, 2022, to allow time for applicants to then apply to CSU. The priority application deadline for application to CSU is February 1.  Information about applying to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University is at This advertisement will be removed when it is filled.

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