Post doctoral research associate - Dongmei Feng - 9/1/19-8/31/21

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Post doctoral research associate - Dongmei Feng - 9/1/19-8/31/21

Job no: 501794
Work type: Post Doc (Amherst Only)
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Civil & Environ Engineering
Union: Post Doc
Categories: Research

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description:

The post-doc will oversee development of discharge inversion algorithms from river flow laws using partial observations of hydraulics in concert with the NASA Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission discharge algorithm working group. The post doc will also deploy the operational Bayesian AMHG-Manning algorithm at the global scale.


Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, hydrology, or related field, excellent knowledge of hydrologic modelling, demonstrated skills in writing scientific papers and project reports, ability to travel and participate in project research meetings. Expert knowledge of the Hillslope River Routing model required.

Additional Information:

Data analysis, computer programming, and iterative algorithm development. Preparation of research papers and reports, participation in research group meetings. Publication of results in major hydrologic journals.

Application Instructions:

Blind posting - Reappt - Dongmei Feng

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Jul 15 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
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Posted: 7/16/2019
Application Due: 7/25/2019
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