Postdoctoral research associate - Water resources engineering

Friday, October 8, 2021
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Postdoctoral research associate
Job Institution: 
Iowa State University
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Water Resources Engineering. The postdoc researcher will work with Drs. Chris Rehmann and Kaoru Ikuma, and contribute to an EPA-funded research project on building community resilience against wastewater contamination risks posed by flooding. The main duties include computational modeling of contaminant transport in inland and coastal waters, field sampling, water quality measurements, and dissemination of results. There will be opportunities to mentor undergraduate and graduate students and contribute to grant proposals. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and will be expected to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences.

The position is available immediately; the target start date is December 1, 2021, but is negotiable. 

Required qualification: Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydrology, or related field prior to start date.

Preferred qualifications:

- Extensive experience with computational fluid dynamics. Knowledge or experience with DHI models such as MIKE21 is a plus.

- Knowledge in water quality parameters.

- Demonstrated experience in publishing peer-reviewed scientific papers

Application instructions:

Please complete the employment application here:

Please be prepared to enter or attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references. Please submit your application by October 31st for full consideration. Any questions about this position can be sent to Dr. Kaoru Ikuma (