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Postdoctoral Fellow, River Coastal Science and Engineering - Ecohydrological Modeling of Saline...

Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana
Postdoctoral Fellow, River Coastal Science and Engineering - Ecohydrological Modeling of Saline Environments

New Orleans, Louisiana
Open Date:
Mar 15, 2022

The Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering at Tulane University, New Orleans, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in Ecohydrological Modeling of Saline Environments.


The anticipated start date for the position is between May 1 and September 30, 2022. Appointments are for one year, with the possibility of renewal depending upon satisfactory performance and funding availability.


The position will be centered on modeling climate-plant-water interactions in salt-affected ecosystems, with a specific focus on coastal wetlands and their vulnerability to sea-level rise and salinization. The work will require developing simplified models of the plant hydraulics under osmotic stress and designing their upscaling to larger (plot up to ecosystem) scales for hydrologic and climate modeling applications. Prior experience with the parametrization of plant hydraulic traits and stochastic modeling, and familiarity with eddy covariance methods and data are strongly preferred.


River-Coastal Science & Engineering is a diverse and welcoming community of scientists with excellent scholarship across the civil, environmental, and coastal ocean engineering disciplines with elements of geosciences and ecological sciences. The department focuses on the world’s river, deltaic and coastal systems using the combined science and engineering approach.


In line with the cross disciplinary nature of the Department, the candidate will be expected to build strong links with collaborators in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University and the Tulane ByWater Institute.


The Department of River-Coastal Science & Engineering at Tulane University values diversity in all forms and is committed to fostering a supportive, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. Candidates passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion with overlapping scientific interests are encouraged to apply.


Tulane is a private, Research I University and a member of the 63 prestigious Association of American Universities. Tulane is a collegial, collaborative, and stimulating environment for learning and research and is ranked among the top 40 universities by US News Report.

New Orleans is a beautiful, vibrant, multicultural, and truly unique city in which to work and live.



Candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in ecohydrology, hydrology, civil or environmental engineering, climate science, or a closely related field. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to use independent judgment are required. Evidence of the ability to design, conduct and publish high-quality research is also required.


Being familiar with the eddy-covariance method and experience working with flux data and micro-meteorological data; experience with fieldwork.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit:

  1. A Cover Letter,
  2. Curriculum Vitæ,
  3. Sample publications (maximum three),
  4. A self-contained (1-2 page) research statement including previous research accomplishments, current interests, and reason to apply for the current position,
  5. Contact information (including telephone number and e-mail address) for at least three references.

For further information about the position, please contact Annalisa Molini (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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