Post Doc in Fluvial Geomorphology

posted Jun 16, 2011, 2:05 PM by Joe Wheaton   [ updated Aug 4, 2011, 7:14 PM ]
The Intermountain Center for River Restoration and Rehabilitation at Utah State University has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral fellow to work on research related to geomorphic change detection. We are looking for an energetic and talented scientist with strong analytical skills, a background in spatial analysis and/or modeling, demonstrated proficiency in GIS, and an interest in undertaking complementary field work. The candidate should possess a PhD in Earth Sciences, Geosciences, Watershed Sciences, Hydrology, Physical Geography or a related discipline and have research interests in fluvial geomorphology. The ideal candidate will have a background in monitoring river channel change and an interest in how the synthesis of such monitoring activities can be used to inform the adaptive management and/or restoration of rivers. Programming and/or scripting experience is a plus. Training in geomatics/surveying and geomorphic change detection techniques will be provided as appropriate to carry out the research.

The successful applicant will be based at Utah State University working primarily with Joe Wheaton (Watershed Sciences, USU) and in collaboration with the Grand Canyon Monitoring Research Center (USGS). The focus of the first year of this post-doc will be tied to a project looking at change detection of an extensive long-term repeat topographic surveying monitoring dataset in the Grand Canyon. The PI will work with the successful applicant to identify other research programs that foster professional development. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year and may be extended contingent on performance and availability of funding. A competitive salary and full benefits package will be offered.

Interested applicants should submit a zip file with PDFs of CV, statement of interest, a writing example (e.g. publication or manuscript), and contact details for at least two references to the USU Job Site (Search for Watershed Sciences Positions). Any other queries can be directed to Applications will be reviewed July 1st.