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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Civil and Environmental Engineering
Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado
Date Posted 07/01/2022
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Full Job Description

Job no: 495758
Work type: Post Doctoral Fellow Full Time
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching), Civil & Environmental Engineering
Position Title

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Opportunity

Post-Doctoral researcher is needed to lead research on a high-profile NOAA funded project to integrate stream/river temperature models into the National Water Model. Responsibilities will be to 1) develop and conduct independent research related to stream temperature modeling and hydrologic disturbances, and 2) assist in managing a research group of graduate students. Candidates should have expertise in machine learning, spatial data analysis, remote sensing, hydrologic and/or stream temperature modeling. The initial contract will be for 12 months with the option to renew for an additional 12 months pending satisfactory research progress. Candidates should have completed PhD by August 1, 2022. Position will be available starting September 1st, 2022.


  • Lead independent research activities in collaboration with faculty advisor
  • Participate in a weekly 1-hour research group meeting
  • Meet weekly with graduate students to provide mentoring and research guidance
  • Submit minimum of 2 proposals each year
  • Submit minimum of 2 research papers each year
  • Revise and resubmit other papers as needed
  • Conduct preliminary reviews of student research products: abstracts, posters, proposals, defense presentations, thesis, technical papers
  • Assist graduate students in submitting their work for publication, as appropriate
  • Present findings at regional and national conferences

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • PhD in civil or environmental engineering, hydrology, watershed/earth science, data science or related field
  • Expertise in machine learning, spatial data analysis, and hydrologic modeling (particularly related to stream/river temperature)
  • Experience working with the National Water Model is preferred
  • Experience mentoring of graduate or undergraduates preferred

Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • PhD in civil or environmental engineering, hydrology, urban planning, watershed/earth science, data science, or related field by August 1st, 2022
  • Expertise in machine learning, spatial data analysis, and hydrologic modeling (particularly related to stream/river temperature)
  • Experience working with the National Water Model is preferred
  • Experience mentoring of graduate or undergraduates preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Programming, machine learning and statistical analysis
  • Hydrologic and/or stormwater modeling (particularly related to stream/river temperature)
  • GIS, Google Earth Engine (GEE), or other spatial data platforms
  • Remote sensing and satellite applications
  • Ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students

About Mines & Golden, CO

Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience.

Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veterans status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

$50,000 - $63,000

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards

Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. For more information, visit Mines benefits.

How to Apply

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Background Investigation Required


COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

This position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or exemption because of a medical or religious exclusion. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.

Advertised: Jun 30, 2022 Mountain Daylight Time

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