Water Resources and Environment

Job Type
Job Rank
Postdoctoral Scholar
Job Institution
Florida State University
Job Description

Two Postdoc Openings

 I am recruiting two postdoctoral scholars to join my research group in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department at Florida State University (FSU) beginning November 2022. The postdoc will be supported for two years, with the possibility of extension depending on funding availability.

Position 1: Predicting compounding floods under sea level rise
Position 2: Prediction of harmful algae blooms using machine learning

My group currently has multiple research projects funded by National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency and Florida Department of Environmental Protection on the broad area of water resources and hydrology. The topics include predicting compounding floods, climate change and sea level rise impacts, surface water pollution and harmful algae bloom (HAB). While the postdoc will primarily focus on modeling compounding floods in coastal areas, involvement in other projects may be expected on a need basis. The selected candidate will present the findings in peer-reviewed articles and conferences. It is also expected that the postdoc contributes to student mentoring and assist in writing research grants.


  • Holding a doctoral degree in engineering (civil, agricultural, water resources or environmental), sciences (environmental, geographical or earth) or any closely related field
  • For HAB position: Understanding of physical and biogeochemical processes related to HAB in coupled inland-coastal systems as well as knowledge of machine learning algorithms
  • For flooding position: Understanding of physical processes related to compounding floods in coupled inland-coastal systems under climate change and sea level rise as well as knowledge of hydrologic and hydrodynamic modeling of floods via physically-based models (HEC-RAS, ICPR, ADCIRC and SLOSH)
  • Computer programming (R, MATLAB or Python) and stochastic, statistical, time series and geospatial analyses (e.g., GIS)
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Independency, communication, presentation (oral and written), fast learning and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.

Located in the capital of Florida, Tallahassee, FSU is classified by Carnegie as an R1 rank (Doctoral Universities — Highest Research Activity). The CEE Department is home to the Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response (RIDER) Center, an interdisciplinary research center with several labs and facilities related to water resources, environment, construction and transportation. Tallahassee is also located within a short drive to multiple national parks and beaches, providing several opportunities for outdoor activities.

Highly motivated applicants should contact Dr. Ebrahim Ahmadisharaf (eahmadisharaf@eng.famu.fsu.edu) with their CV, unofficial transcripts and a brief statement describing how their interests can contribute to the research topics.