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Post-Doctoral Fellow

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University of Colorado 

College of Engineering, Design and Computing

Post-Doctoral Fellow 


The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

This is a postdoctoral researcher position in the Hydrologic, Environmental, and Sustainability Engineering program in Civil Engineering.  This postdoc will be working with Dr. Allison Goodwell on a NASA-funded project focused on leveraging flux tower evapotranspiration estimates, which capture fluxes from different upwind contributing areas, to better validate high resolution satellite-based evapotranspiration products.  The project will involve the use of information theory-based methods, flux footprint modeling, and evapotranspiration models to unravel influences of landscape heterogeneity on measured and modeled fluxes of water and energy in agricultural regions.  The postdoctoral researcher will also interface with the NSF-funded Critical Zone Interface Network (CINet) project, a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary collaboration focused on transformations and transport of water, energy, heat, and material transport within intensively managed agricultural ecosystems. 

Primary responsibilities will be collaborating on research, including writing papers and proposals, and secondary responsibilities will include mentoring graduate and undergraduate researchers, and helping develop course material that integrates project findings towards courses in computational methods, climate and sustainability, and complex systems at CU Denver.  The (flexible) start date for this position is Fall 2021.  The position is for 1 year, with possible renewal based on funding availability.  The position will be based at CU Denver, although remote work is negotiable.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $55,000 to $60,000. 

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Diversity and Equity:

Please click here for information on disability accommodations: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspx 

Office of Equity: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/equity

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Requirements

  •  PhD in a relevant field (Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Earth Sciences, or similar) by the agreed upon start date
Desired or preferred qualifications:

  • Evidence of research skills through publications and presentations
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Proven ability to work independently within a research lab
  • Strong computational and analytical skills
  • Experience working with large geospatial datasets
  • Skills in statistical analysis, numerical modeling, information theory and/or machine learning
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 1, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 6/2/2021
Application Due: 8/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time