Postdoctoral Researcher - 21278BR
This position is based at the Kansas Geological Survey, a research center within the University of Kansas. This postdoc will be part of the HydroEcology of Anthropogenic Landscapes group (HEAL@KGS) supervised by Sam Zipper (https://www.samzipper.com) and will work closely with collaborators at Virginia Tech, Colorado School of Mines, and Purdue University.
Salary, Employment Status, and Fringe Benefits: This position is funded for three years with an expected salary of $50,000 annually. Annual professional development budget. Other benefits include university staff privileges; 176 hours of paid vacation earned per year, 96 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options, and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities. The initial appointment will be for one year with the expectation of renewal assuming satisfactory performance.
Start Date: Prefer January 9, 2023, exact start date is negotiable.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 21, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
35%- Use modeling tools and data analysis to conduct socio-environmental research.
20%- Disseminate findings through conference presentations, publications, and open-source code.
10%- Service to the discipline and institution through participation in activities that may include collaboration with other KGS researchers, scientific peer review, serving professional societies, and public outreach and education
- Ph.D. in a discipline related to water, environmental, and/or agricultural science or engineering, conferred no more than 4 years prior to the start date.
- Experience working with at least two of the following types of models: groundwater, crop, and/or agent-based.
- Coding experience in Python or a comparable language (R, MATLAB, Julia, etc.).
- Experience working both independently and collaboratively.
- Strong communication skills as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications/conference presentations.
Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to its full duration.
- Experience with coupling models and/or high-performance computing.
- Familiarity with irrigated agricultural landscapes.
- Experience working with stakeholders on issues related to water management.
Additional Candidate Instructions
- Cover letter (max 2 pages) including how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, your career goals, and why you are excited about the position.
- Full CV.
- Contact information for 3 references (relationship, email address and phone number).
- College and graduate school transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable).