Postdoctoral Fellow, Water Resources

The Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University invites applications for two Postdoctoral Researchers in the area of collaborative, reproducible hydrologic modeling and hydrologic information systems. The researchers will work under the guidance of Drs. David Tarboton and Jeffery Horsburgh with a team of faculty, researchers, students, and programmers to advance cyberinfrastructure that supports large scale collaborative, reproducible hydrologic modeling. Specific research opportunities include improving flood inundation predictions and mapping based on high resolution digital terrain analysis, urban flooding, quantifying impacts on water availability in response to land use and land cover changes in continental scale models (Parflow, WRF-Hydro/National Water Model). The selected candidate will work on and assist the principal investigators in the management of multiple NSF projects, including, but not limited to HydroShare, HydroFrame, and the Urban Flooding Open Knowledge Network.  Applicants should have experience in hydrologic modeling and an interest in advancing modeling methodology and the data and information systems supporting hydrologic modeling to improve collaboration, reproducibility and findability, interoperability, accessibility and reusability (FAIR principles) of results and addressing the challenges associated with applying these principles in large scale modeling. Each position will be funded for one year, with anticipated extension to a second year following demonstrated progress on agreed objectives. Application review will begin May 14, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Full description and application may be accessed here.