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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Multiple Positions)
The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
Date Posted 07/22/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Multiple Positions)
Posting Number req6256
Department Hydrology & Atmospheric Sci
Department Website Link https:\\has.arizona.edu
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights Seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work on a national hydrologic modeling platform. Our group develops and maintains a high-resolution integrated groundwater surface water model of the US through DOE and NSF supported grants. We are building community infrastructure to expand model capabilities, build tools to provide access to the model and develop machine learning emulators. We are looking for researchers who are interested in developing this platform and using it to improve hydrologic process understanding and prediction. Successful applicants will be joining a diverse interdisciplinary team with close collaborations between hydrologists, data scientists and software engineers working across multiple public and private institutions. The postdoc will be a part of a large and highly collaborative team.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here .

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Conducting research on integrated hydrologic modeling and ML emulators.
  • Collaborating with the PI and project leadership on research ideas and direction.
  • Participating in research meetings and helping contribute to and lead group discussions.
  • Developing reproducible and sharable analysis using best software practices.
  • Collaborating with students in the research group on methods and research ideas.
  • Publishing results in peer reviewed journals and presenting at relevant conferences. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Must have a doctorate degree in PhD in hydrology, environmental engineering, geosciences, applied math, computer science or related field upon hire.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with physically based hydrologic models is preferred.
  • Experience coding in Python and additional experience in Fortran or C is also desirable.
  • Experience working in GitHub and a preference will be given for applicants who also have experience with high performance computing.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay DOE
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 2
Target Hire Date 9/1/2021
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates Kathy Varin
Business Manager, Sr.
Open Date 7/21/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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