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Postdoctoral Associate

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 17, 2024

Job Description

We are searching for a postdoctoral researcher in the Hydrologic Innovation and Remote Sensing Lab of the Geoscience Department, Virginia Tech. The NASA-funded research includes a prediction of groundwater resources using multiple remote sensing technologies and quantification of related hazards, including water resource overdraft, land subsidence, flooding, and anthropogenic and climate droughts. The accepted candidate will apply a suite of statistical and physical models for integrating observations of different accuracies, improving predictions of water resources and/or predicting future hazards.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, Geodesy, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Civil & Environmental Engineering, or a related field. Strong skills in technical programming languages, e.g., Matlab, Python, or C++; in computational statistics, i.e., unsupervised and supervised ML methods, incl. deep learning. Experience with at least two of the following: remote sensing of surface and ground water resources, analysis of satellite gravimetry (GRACE) data, analysis of radar and optical remote sensing, poromechanical modeling, and elastic crustal load modeling.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of Remote sensing of surface water quality, numerical modeling, GIS, leadership and advising skills, teaching, & writing experience.

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Review Date

May 1, 2024

Additional Information

PhD awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Susanna Werth at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 17, 2024
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