Water Resources/Environmental Engineering

Job Type
Job Rank
Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Institution
University of Delaware
Job Description

Postdoc and graduate student positions: climate change impacts to coastal water systems

We are recruiting 1) one postdoctoral researcher, and 2) one graduate student (PhD or MS) to work on an integrated assessment of climate change impacts to water infrastructure at coastal sites. In collaboration with a second graduate student, this team will work to develop and demonstrate the application of an integrated suite of models to analyze the impacts of rising sea and/or groundwater levels, increasing groundwater salinity, and changing precipitation patterns on drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater infrastructure at coastal sites. Selected candidates will be advised by and work closely with Carolyn Voter, Holly Michael, and Paul Imhoff at the University of Delaware as well as Larry Trout at Straughan Environmental, Inc. The anticipated start date is June 2023 or soon thereafter.

Candidates should have or anticipate receiving a PhD in civil/environmental engineering, water resources engineering, hydrology, earth sciences, or a related field by the start date and have a strong background in water resources modeling (stormwater, groundwater, and/or wastewater). Experience with SWMM, MODFLOW, python, and/or wastewater process models are a plus, as is experience working with open, reproducible workflows. In addition to actively developing integrated models to support climate resiliency, the selected postdoc will have opportunities to develop skills in project management and coordination of model development.

Candidates should have a background in civil/environmental engineering, water resources engineering, hydrology, earth sciences, or a related field. Experience with field work (e.g., groundwater/stormwater monitoring) and/or coding (e.g., python, R, Matlab) is a plus. The selected student will work most closely with data collection and processing for screening-level analysis, but depending on interest, opportunities may exist to work on model development as well.

Please email your CV and a short statement about your interest to Carolyn Voter (cvoter@udel.edu), Holly Michael (hmichael@udel.edu), and Paul Imhoff (imhoff@udel.edu). We will review applications as we receive them until the positions are filled.