Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Ecohydrological Modeling of Saline Environments

The Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering at Tulane University, New Orleans, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in Ecohydrological Modeling of Saline Environments.

The anticipated start date for the position is between May 1 and September 30, 2022. Appointments are for one year, with the possibility of renewal depending upon satisfactory performance and funding availability.

The position will be centered on modeling climate-plant-water interactions in salt-affected ecosystems, with a specific focus on coastal wetlands and their vulnerability to sea-level rise and salinization. The work will require developing simplified models of the plant hydraulics under osmotic stress and designing their upscaling to larger (plot up to ecosystem) scales for hydrologic and climate modeling applications. Prior experience with the parametrization of plant hydraulic traits and stochastic modeling, and familiarity with eddy covariance methods and data are strongly preferred.

River-Coastal Science and Engineering is a diverse and welcoming community of scientists with excellent scholarship across the civil, environmental, and coastal ocean engineering disciplines with elements of geosciences and ecological sciences. The department focuses on the world's river, deltaic and coastal systems using the combined science and engineering approach.

In line with the cross disciplinary nature of the Department, the candidate will be expected to build strong links with collaborators in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University and the Tulane ByWater Institute.

The Department values diversity in all forms and is committed to fostering a supportive, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. Candidates passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion with overlapping scientific interests are encouraged to apply.

Tulane is a private, Research I University and a member of the 63 prestigious Association of American Universities. Tulane is a collegial, collaborative, and stimulating environment for learning and research and is ranked among the top 40 universities by US News Report. New Orleans is a beautiful, vibrant, multicultural, and truly unique city in which to work and live.

Qualifications

Required:

Candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in ecohydrology, hydrology, civil or environmental engineering, climate science, or a closely related field. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to use independent judgment are required. Evidence of the ability to design, conduct and publish high-quality research is also required.

Preferred:

Being familiar with the eddy-covariance method and experience working with flux data and micro-meteorological data; experience with fieldwork.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted through Interfolio, at: https://apply.interfolio.com/103295
Applicants must submit:

  1. A Cover Letter,
  2. Curriculum Vitae,
  3. Sample publications (maximum three),
  4. A self-contained (1-2 page) research statement including previous research accomplishments, current interests, and reason to apply for the current position,
  5. Contact information (including telephone number and e-mail address) for at least three references.

The review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For further information about the position, please contact Annalisa Molini (amolini@tulane.edu).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans.

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

posted: 23 March 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.