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Post Doc Fellow, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

Job Overview

The Terrestrial Hydrology Lab in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cincinnati is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to work on a project that focuses on Arctic river suspended sediment. This is part of a multi-year project funded by NASA. The initial appointment is for one year, with possible annual renewals for another two years based on performance. The start date is immediately but is flexible between July 2024 and October 2024.

Essential Functions
  • Develop methods using hydrological and sediment models, remote sensing, data assimilation, and machine learning techniques to simulate suspended sediment in the Arctic rivers.
  • Present research results at conferences
  • Publish peer-reviewed literature.
Required Education
  • Ph.D. in Hydrology, Geosciences, Water Resources, Computer Science, Statistics, or related field required by the start date.
Required Experience
  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
  • May require experience with specialized software programs.
Required Trainings/Certifications


Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Experience in large-scale soil erosion and river sediment modeling, hydrologic modeling, remote sensing, and research related to Arctic rivers.
  • Skills in programming languages (e.g., Python, R, or FORTRAN).
  • Research skills and interests in geospatial analysis (e.g., processing satellite datasets), data assimilation, and machine learning.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, ability to think critically, and experience in leading high-impact scientific publications.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • Application Process

    Applicants should complete our online application process by uploading a one-page cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. For further information, applicants can directly contact the Principal Investigator: Dr. Dongmei Feng, Email: Applications will be reviewed as received and continue until the position is filled.

    Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 95936



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