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[Met-jobs] Visiting Hydroclimatologist at the Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)

From Roger Brugge <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:20:35 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Visiting Hydroclimatologist

Illinois State Water Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois State Water Survey of the Prairie Research Institute at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been a leader in the
study of water resources for more than a century. Our research and
service programs provide citizens, industries, and government agencies
at all levels with timely, science-based information and analyses
necessary to manage our water resources wisely for economic development
and a sustainable environment.

The Illinois State Water Survey is seeking a Visiting Hydroclimatologist
to conduct scientific research and analysis related to climate issues
affecting urban and agricultural surface water resources in support of
the Principal Investigator(s).

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Perform statistical analysis of hydrologic/hydro-climatic data, and
develop statistical models of hydrologic and hydro-climatic processes.
• Evaluate hydrologic impacts of projected climates using hydrologic
modeling • Ensure quality of data used in the models, model design,
calibrations and applications • Analyze model results; prepare and
public results in technical reports and peer-reviewed journals.
• Present research results at meetings with sponsoring agencies and
conferences • Provide technical support with preparation of research
proposals and other tasks as needed to support the scientific research
efforts of the Principal Investigator(s) This is a visiting full-time
position paid on a 12-month basis. Position may become a regular
position at a later date depending on funding and programmatic need.
Proposed start date: as soon as possible after the closing date, or
until a suitable candidate is identified. Salary: is commensurate with
qualifications and experience. Appointment status: full-time,
grant/contract funded, benefits eligible, visiting academic professional
position Application procedures: Please complete your candidate profile
at <http://jobs.illinois.edu> and upload a cover letter, CV/resume, and
the contact information for three professional references by November 4,
2017. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date; however, no
hiring decision will be made until after that date. All requested
information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all
job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may
contact Hannah Dorsey at (217) 333-4978 or <hdorsey@illinois.edu>.

The University of Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status
as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction
history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds,
experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
(<http://inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu/>).

Position Requirements and Qualifications:
Education Required: MS degree in Engineering (Civil, Water Resources,
Environmental or similar curriculum)
Preferred: Ph.D. degree in fields listed above.

Experience Required: A minimum of 1 year of applicable work experience;
work spent on M.S. thesis/Ph.D. dissertation is applicable.
Preferred: Experience with precipitation of frequency analysis, using
L-moments or similar approaches, flood frequency analysis. Experience
with analysis of statistical and dynamical downscaling climate data.

Training Preferred: Certified Professional Engineering Certification

Knowledge Required: Course work and/or experience in hydrologic
analyses, climate-related studies and statistics/data mining. Effective
communication, personal relations, organizational and team work skills.
Demonstrated ability to perform with a professional demeanor in a
diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and
changing priorities and stringent deadlines, under minimal supervision.
Preferred: Familiarity with software in hydrologic analyses such as
SWAT, HEC-HMS, HSPF, VIC, and ArcGIS desirable.




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