Postdoctoral Scholar with Professor Jasper A. Vrugt as part of the multi-University CLEAN center

Irvine, CA
May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • The Henry Samueli School of Engineering - Civil & Environmental Engineering


    Open date: May 4th, 2017

    Next review date: June 4th, 2017
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: June 4th, 2017
    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.


    Salary: $48,216 -$58,560 *
    Start Date: 6/12/2017
    Application Deadline: Open until filled

    *Based on qualifications and experience

    The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position beginning June 12, 2017.

    Nutrient trading is a market-based program that involves the exchange of nutrient pollution allocations between sources. Trades can be point to point, point to nonpoint, or nonpoint to nonpoint sources. This project will characterize the role of various modeling uncertainties along with climate variability and change in quantification of nutrient loads from different sectors. Specifically, this project will develop a risk-based approach for computing nonpoint source (NPS) to point source (PS) trading ratios. This project will focus on the South Platte River Basin (SPRB) and use state-of-the-art datasets, methods, and models that have been collected and/or developed as part of the CLEAN project.

    This position requires a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Earth System Science, or a closely related field, and expertise in data processing, numerical simulation, model-data synthesis, and computer programing. The candidate should demonstrate strong quantitative skills, a solid background in surface water chemistry, as well as good written and oral communication skills. Prior experience in these listed fields would be an advantage. The candidate will be responsible for writing reports, research papers, and grant proposals, and oral presentations.

    Initial appointment will be for a 12-month period, renewable subject to performance and availability of adequate funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The prospective scholar will work with Professor Jasper Vrugt (

    Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, publications, and contact information for three references. Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at:

    Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA

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