Research Hydrologist/ Research Hydraulic Engineer/ Research Soil Scientist

Southwest Watershed Research Center | Posted May 17, 2022

Deadline: May 26, 2022


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5-10 Years
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USAJOBS Link: ARS-D22Y-11478138-SL

Research Hydrologist/ Research Hydraulic Engineer/ Research Soil Scientist

Summary

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Southwest Watershed Research Center in Tucson, Arizona. In this position, you will conduct independent and team research to improve models of infiltration, runoff, erosion and sedimentation processes on rangelands.

Duties

  • Understand the processes determining the eco-hydrologic state and fluxes at point, plot, hillslope, and watershed scales, as well as water-soil-plant interactions, soil erosion, and resource sustainability.
  • Analyze the long-term Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed (WGEW) dataset.
  • Design and test new instrumentation to address channel and upland erosion and sedimentation in the Southwest.
  • Design and supervise field experiments on rangeland soil-vegetation associations, developing new, or improving existing simulation models, and integrating the results of these activities into tools to improve semiarid soil and water management.
  • Establish and maintain collaborations with scientists from the research unit on technical matters concerning water-soil-plant interactions on the hydrologic cycle and improving erosion science and modeling for dryland regions.
  • Represent ARS to other federal and non-federal agencies, research partners in area of research expertise.
  • Conduct independent and team research to improve models of infiltration, runoff, erosion and sedimentation processes on rangelands.