Postdoctoral Associate

first_imgJob DescriptionVirginia Tech is recruiting a full-time postdoctoral associatespecializing in urban forest hydrology and stormwater modeling. Theposition is being funded jointly by the City of Virginia Beach andThe Nature Conservancy, and will be a joint appointment in theDepartment of Biological Systems Engineering and the Department ofForest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech.The postdoctoral researcher will advance stormwater models toassess the role of urban forests in flood reduction. Developedmodels will be largely based upon the Storm Water Management Model(SWMM) and will include refinements and potential integration withother model applications to better represent forest water storageand use in stormwater simulations.Required Qualifications- A PhD degree in agricultural or biological systems engineering,civil engineering, environmental engineering, hydrology, or aclosely related discipline awarded no more than 4 years prior tothe effective date of appointment.- A thorough understanding of both forest and urban hydrology,including drivers of evapotranspiration, infiltration, and surfaceand groundwater flows.- Expertise in hydrologic modeling software, particularlySWMM.- Experience in geographic information systems (GIS), geospatialanalysis and their use in development of hydrologic models.- Strong programming in C and/or C++ or similar programminglanguages- Experience in conducting field monitoring in support ofhydrologic studies and calibration ofhydrologic models.- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Preferred Qualifications- Knowledge of the impact of urban development on watershedhydrology and water quality, and stormwater control measures.- Programming in R, Python, and/or Fortran (recent vintage), remotesensing, and continuous hydrologic monitoring.Appointment TypeRestrictedSalary InformationCommensurate with ExperienceReview DateJanuary 10, 2021Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact David Sample at [email protected] duringregular business hours at least 10 business days prior to theevent.Advertised: December 17, 2020Applications close:last_img read more