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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment

Company: University of Tennessee
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment US-Tennessee-Knoxville Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 00 The Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment invites applications for one full-time Postdoctoral Research position to collaborate with our team to examine the interactions of water and sediment at critical infrastructures: dams, bridges, and riverbank protection structures. Candidates should have primary interest and background in civil engineering, water resources, physical geography, earth sciences or related discipline. The candidate will be responsible for design and implementation of detailed laboratory experiments and possibly the development of physical and numerical models for understanding and predicting the impacts of water-sediment interactions. The candidates must be willing to use system dynamic approaches to address complex interactions at dams. The post doc will work within a dynamic research team, will be exposed to interdisciplinary research topics and will be expected to present yearly in national and international conferences. The successful candidates will be part of the UTK Hydraulics & Sedimentation Lab (HSL) - ************************ and ISSE. The position is available to start by July 1, 2019. The Postdoctoral researcher will report to Dr. Thanos Papanicolaou. This is a twelve-month appointment, renewable annually for up to three years based on performance and funds availability. The compensation package includes a competitive salary, health benefits, career mentoring, and any required travel. Required Qualifications: A PhD in civil engineering, water resources, physical geography, earth sciences or related discipline An excellent academic record with understanding of fundamentals in turbulence and sediment Publication record Prior hands-on experience in the laboratory and/or the field is preferable Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively are also required. Based on these qualifications, the successful candidate will be expected to: Have a high level of motivation, enthusiasm to learn, and the ability to work in a team. Have experience in numerical modeling Publish in peer-reviewed journals on an annual basis The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filed. Interested individuals should submit their most recent curriculum vitae and a brief research statement, along with complete contact information for 3 professional references. Research Professional Jul 16, 2019, 6:21:32 PM

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