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[Met-jobs] PhD position (Hydroclimatology)

From Gabriele Villarini <>
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Date Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:02:19 -0500

I am seeking one Ph.D. student to join my research group ( in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa, Iowa.

The research will fall within the broad topic of hydroclimatology, and it is more specifically related to the characterization of the major agents (e.g., atmospheric rivers, hurricanes) responsible for flooding over the continental United States.

The student will receive a competitive salary and will receive full tuition support. Women and individuals representing underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The selected student will be part of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering. As a student of IIHR, she/he will have access to an exceptional range of resources, including laboratories, instrumentation and equipment, mechanical and electrical shops, research computing support, etc. After graduation, the student will have the distinction of being an alumnus of one of the oldest and most prestigious hydraulics laboratories in the world. Additionally, the student will be part of the Iowa Flood Center (IFC), the nation’s first academic center devoted to the study of floods.

The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa City has been ranked one of the nation’s most livable cities (USA Today, 2006), and one of the best small metropolitan areas for careers (Forbes Magazine, 2013). This small city has a population of about 62,000. It is a community built around higher education, with vibrant cultural opportunities and a long history of international connections, leadership, and accomplishment. Iowa City offers the safe, friendly quality of life for which the Midwest is known.



The qualified candidate must have a degree in engineering fields or climate-related science with a background in hydrologic sciences. Individuals with good knowledge of computer programming (in particular R and/or Python) and applied statistics are encouraged to apply.


Interested? Please contact me ( and include the following material:

1) Cover letter discussing research interests and relevant experience/background

2) Resume

3) Unofficial transcripts and/or GRE scores (TOEFL scores where applicable)

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Gabriele Villarini
Assistant Professor
IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering
The University of Iowa
Civil & Environmental Engineering
306 C. Maxwell Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
(319) 384-0596

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