A research associate (postdoctoral) position is available in Dr. Yadu Pokhrel’s Multi-Scale Hydrological Modeling lab in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University. Dr. Pokhrel’s research seeks to improve the understanding of the changes in the terrestrial water cycle in response to the combined effects of human activities and climate change. In particular, the changes in various components of the hydrological cycle, as caused directly by human activities such as land-use change, reservoir operation and large-scale diversion of water, irrigation, and groundwater pumping, constitute the foundation of his research interests. His group develops and uses integrated hydrological models, in conjunction with satellite and in-situ observations to understand how the water cycle has evolved during the past and how it will change in the future under the dual pressure of climate change and human interventions. More information can be found on Dr. Pokhrel’s research website: https://water.egr.msu.edu/
Dr. Pokhrel will work closely with the successful candidate in a collaborative lab environment to develop the project and help the trainee achieve their career goals.
Doctorate -Civil and Environmental Engineering or equivalent
Applicants must have a PhD degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering or a closely related field.
Applicants must have strong oral and written communication skills.
Applicants are expected to work well in a team setting and be highly self-motivated.
Research expertise in hydrological modeling, satellite remote sensing in hydrology, human-nature interactions, and Food-Energy-Water Nexus. Strong mathematical and computer modeling skills using program languages such as Fortran and Python.
Required Application Materials
Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter, detailed CV and brief statement of research interests.
Review of applicants will begin on August 21 and continue until the position is filled.
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