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Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Hydrology and Hydroclimatology), University of Iowa, US

Dr. Gabriele Villarini seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral research scholar to join his research group (www.gabrielevillarini.com) within IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa. The initial appointment is full-time for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding. Research will fall within the broad topics of hydrology and hydroclimatology. Of particular interest is the examination of spatial and temporal changes in extreme events, their attribution, their predictability and projected changes. The research team is open to other related research topics and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

This position is available immediately and the start date is relatively flexible.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty, staff, and students of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering (www.iihr.uiowa.edu), a national and global leader in environmental and fluids-related research, education, and service. The University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a community built around higher education, with vibrant cultural opportunities and a long history of international connections, leadership, and accomplishment. Iowa City offers the safe, friendly quality of life for which the Midwest is known.


Ph.D. in a relevant science or engineering field (areas of hydrology, data science, climate science or applied statistics) is required. Experience in processing and analyzing large data sets and model outputs is required. Expertise in computer programming in R or Python is required.

Experience with applied statistics is desirable.

To Apply

All qualified applicants are required to apply through https://jobs.uiowa.edu/jobSearch/postdocDetailDisplay.php?requisitionNumber=2670&fromComm=Y   by providing a CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references. Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, contact Gabriele Villarini (gabriele-villarini@uiowa.edu).

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.

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