Post-Doctoral Researcher (Smart Water Resource Management)

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Apr 16, 2021
Full time Postdoctoral Positions Other Academic Administration & Affairs

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Prairie View A&M University

Post-Doctoral Researcher (Smart Water Resource Management)

Job Title
Post-Doctoral Researcher (Smart Water Resource Management)

Prairie View A&M University

Adloc Cooperative Agriculture And Research Center

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The primary purpose of this position is for conducting research on developing irrigation scheduling tool, establishing weather stations network, irrigation and water management. The successful candidate will also conduct independent research in the area of water resources and environmental sciences including watershed hydrology, surface/ subsurface water quality monitoring, numerical modeling and spatial and temporal data analyses at the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) of Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS).


  • Assists the principal investigator in ongoing project on developing irrigation scheduling tool and establishing weather network and other projects related to watershed hydrology; extreme hydrological events (flood and drought) prediction and evaluation; impacts of land use/cover changes on hydrologic processes; irrigation water management and evaluation of decision support systems for agricultural and landscape settings; irrigation and nutrient best management practices for sustainable use of natural resources and environmental protection in a changing climate; and numerical modeling using spatial and temporal data analyses.
  • Assists in writing research findings for scientific reports and peer-reviewed journal articles; researches proposals to continue and/or extend research work; participates in extension and outreach activities as need by the program; assists other researchers in CARC, e.g., students, researchers and technicians.
  • Assists in achieving the university's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate degree
  • No prior experienced required

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in hydrology, civil engineering, agricultural engineering, computer engineering or related academic fields emphasizing water resources and environmental science, especially water management, surface and subsurface hydrology, and natural resource management. Academic preparation through formal course work and earned credits, and/or professional experience consistent with the subject areas of academic or research.
  • Strong numerical hydrologic modeling experience including the use of different models and developing different water management tools.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience in the use of laboratory analytical techniques, field research design and implementations at different scales, spatial and temporal data analyses, and computer programing (e.g., high level computer program languages including Java, C++, Python, PHP or related languages, SAS statistical software, MS-Access databases packages).
  • Capacity and desire to work cooperatively in multidisciplinary teams, and capability to publish research findings in high impact factor peer-reviewed journals.
  • Excellent scientific writing and communication skills.
  • Skills and familiarity in deploying and managing field instrumentation, e.g., soil moisture sensors, groundwater monitoring wells, data-loggers and sensor networks.
  • Ability to work with and train undergraduate and graduate students on using different laboratory and field equipment and software.

Job Posting Close Date:

  • 4/27/21

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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