The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University (USU) is seeking a Ph.D. student interested in groundwater and surface water interactions, watershed hydro-biogeochemical processes, and process-based hydrologic modeling. The prospective PhD student will have the opportunity to conduct research on the hydrological and biogeochemical processes at the aquatic-terrestrial interface under natural and anthropogenic disturbances. The student will apply a model-data integrative approach that combines field, laboratory, and numerical models (i.e., process-based hydrologic models) leveraging the power of high‑performance computing to improve understanding of hydrological and biogeochemical processes. This is a fully-funded position (i.e., RA) and will remain open until filled. The student is expected to start in Spring 2023 or Fall 2023.
- MS or BS degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering or other closely related field (such as hydrology, geoscience, and environmental science) at the time the PhD program begins.
- Strong quantitative skills and prior experiences in hydrologic modeling, programming (e.g., Python, R, and etc), and/or machine learning are desired.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
If interested, please send an email to Dr. Pin Shuai (email@example.com) with a personal statement, CV, and unofficial transcripts. More information about the PI can be found here (https://pinshuai.github.io/).
USU main campus is located in Logan, Utah, a city situated in a picturesque valley which offers numerous year-round outdoor activities including local ski resorts, biking, and hiking trails. Logan is just a short drive to Salt Lake City, as well as many National Parks, Monuments, and Conservation Areas. The Logan metropolitan area has been named the second-best performing small city in the United States by the 2021 Milken Institute Analysis. Additional information about Utah State University (https://www.usu.edu/) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (https://engineering.usu.edu/cee/) can be found online. Instructions on how to apply are available at the School of Graduate Studies (https://gradschool.usu.edu/apply/).
USU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and we welcome applications from underrepresented groups.