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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Employer
Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso
Location
El Paso, Texas
Salary
Commensurate
Closing date
Dec 22, 2023

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Discipline
Hydrology, Interdisciplinary/Other
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Full-time
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type
Academia

Job Details

Job Description

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will participate in the water systems and resilience research group. The current focus of the group is on agroecosystem modeling and remote sensing for the arid southwest region.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct experiments with aerial and field hyperspectral imaging in coordination with other members of the research group.

  • Develop numerical models for water use in agricultural systems.

  • Compose research articles for publication.

  • Assist PI with grant proposal writing.

  • Supervise personnel involved in research programs.

  • Perform other duties as assigned related to the ongoing research.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Doctoral degree in water resources, remote sensing, or a closely related field.

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Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Publications in the domain.

  • Experience or knowledge of agricultural water management techniques.

  • Ability to develop software in Python. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • GIS and Remote Sensing experience.

  • Hyperspectral data processing experience.

  • Experience working with models such as Hydrus, SWAT, etc.

  • Crop growth modeling experience.

 

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Company

Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso

“Helping El Paso thrive by using innovative research to ensure the continued availability of high-quality water, soil, and food.”

The Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso, located in arid Far West Texas, serves a region that is unique in climate, geography, water resources, urban and agricultural development, demographics, and culture. An urban center in the Chihuahuan Desert, El Paso is the sixth largest city in Texas with a population of over 974,000, which accounts for 96% of the population of Far West Texas. Franklin Mountain State Park, at an elevation of 7,200 feet, divides El Paso into east and west sides. Fort Bliss Military Base adjoins El Paso to the northeast, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, with a population of 1.3 million, lies accross the Rio Grande to the south. Among the most important needs for agriculture and urban residents is a reliable, adequate, and safe water supply. Rapid regional growth, frequent drought, competition for existing water, and environmental issues underscore the urgency for finding and implementing effective water, soil, and food solutions.

El Paso Center scientists are working in partnership with irrigation districts, agriculture sectors, water utility providers, community partners, other universities, government agencies, private industries, and the general public to address these needs. The center is internationally recognized for its research in groundwater and surface water management, crop and landscape plants, soil and water salinity management, reclaimed water use, conservation program effectiveness, integrated river basin management, and evaluation of the economic impacts of technology and policy changes.

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