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Assistant Project Scientist - Water Resources Engineering

Application Window

Open date: August 2nd, 2021

Last review date: Sunday, Sep 5, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Project Scientist will lead a team effort in order to first implement the WEHY-HCM (Watershed Environmental Hydrology – Hydroclimate Model) over various Northern California watersheds by means of its calibration and validation over these watersheds. Accordingly, she/he shall lead and manage the effort for developing the necessary land, atmospheric and hydrologic databases for the WEHY-HCM by the ArcGIS geographic information system. Then she/he shall lead and manage the effort to calibrate and validate the WEHY-HCM over the target Northern California watersheds by means of the developed databases. Once calibrated and validated, the WEHY-HCM will then be utilized for the simulation of coupled hydrologic-atmospheric processes over the target watersheds. This effort will again be led and managed by the hired Project Scientist. The WEHY-HCM is written in the FORTRAN language and operates within the LINUX/UNIX environment.

The Project Scientist will also be required to lead documentation efforts and will be responsible for developing appropriate reporting materials to funders, and authoring peer-reviewed publications based on this research.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    • Minimum professional degree requirement is a PhD in Civil Engineering with specialization in Water Resources Engineering, or equivalent degree

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

    • Demonstrated capability and experience (in terms of published papers) on numerical modeling of watershed hydrologic processes by the coupled atmospheric - hydrologic modeling system WEHY-HCM (Watershed Environmental Hydrology - Hydroclimate Model)
    • Capability to handle large volumes of digital data
    • Proficiency in Linux/Unix system
    • Proficiency in programming languages such as Fortran, Python, and Bash
    • Experience in the calibration of hydrologic models
    • Capability and experience in using Geographical Information System (GIS)
    • Ability to successfully work in a team environment
    • A record of scholarly or professional achievement in hydrologic engineering.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Job location

Davis, CA