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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

University of Arizona

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Hydrology & Atmospheric Sci

Department Website Link


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The research lab of Professor Laura Condon in the department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work on national groundwater modeling on several projects funded by NSF and USGS. Our group develops and maintains a high-resolution integrated groundwater surface water model of the US as well as community infrastructure to expand model capabilities, build tools to provide access to the model and develop machine learning emulators.
We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral scholar who is interested in studying groundwater surface water interactions across the US and national water sustainability. This position will also involve platform and model development to improve hydrologic process representation and prediction. Successful applicants will be joining a diverse interdisciplinary team with close collaborations between hydrologists, data scientists and software engineers working across multiple public and private institutions. They will have many opportunities for professional development working with experts in multiple fields.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

Job Duties to include:

Conducting national research on groundwater surface water interactions and sustainability across the US.
Collaborating with the PI and project leadership on research ideas and direction
Participating in research meetings and helping contribute to and lead group discussions
Developing reproducible and sharable analysis using best software practices
Collaborating with students in the research group on methods and research ideas
Publishing results in peer reviewed journals and presenting at relevant conferences

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in hydrology, environmental engineering, geosciences, applied math, computer science or other related fields
Demonstrate a record of strong written and verbal communication.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with physically based hydrologic modeling is strongly recommended.
Experience analyzing large datasets and creating visualizations is required.
Applicants should have coding experience in Python and additional experience in Fortran or C is also desirable.
Applicants should be comfortable working in GitHub and a preference will be given for applicants who also have experience with high performance computing.
The postdoc will be a part of a large and highly collaborative team. Additional background in remote sensing, machine learning, geospatial data or high-performance computing will be beneficial but is not required.



Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

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Work Calendar


Job Category


Benefits Eligible

Yes – Full Benefits

Rate of Pay


Compensation Type

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required:

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies


Target Hire Date

Expected End Date

Contact Information for Candidates

Garry Forger

Open Date


Open Until Filled


Documents Needed to Apply

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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