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Geospatial Scientist

The University of Alabama | Posted: May 2024 | Closing: June 14, 2024

The Geospatial Scientist contributes to the planning and design of geospatial research and creative projects. Performs supporting research and creative activities such as data analysis, monitoring outcomes, performing lab maintenance, and/or performing experiments and creating creative projects. May assist in short- and long-term planning and project goals. May assist with research and creative proposals and dissemination of project findings.

CIROH Social Science Assistant/Associate Professor

The University of Alabama | Posted: May 2024

The University of Alabama (UA), supporting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology (CIROH) seeks applications for a social scientist, with expertise in social and behavioral sciences, to work closely with CIROH researchers and NOAA operational professionals to design and implement mixed methods research studies seeking to understand risk perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, and preferences of users of hydrologic forecast information related to floods, droughts, and water quality. The social scientist will: support and/or oversee research projects, in coordination with CIROH and NOAA/OWP collaborators; assume responsibility for monitoring, assessing, and supporting social science research projects being led by CIROH researchers; lead and/or make significant contributions to the planning and design of research and creative proposals and projects; develop, organize, and participate in meetings, discussion sessions, workshops, and seminars related to research project assignments; assist in short- and long-term planning for the CIROH social science research portfolio; and actively disseminate research and project findings.

Specific questions can be directed to Matthew VanDyke at Review of applications will begin June 2024 continue until the position is filled.

The University of Alabama | Posted: December 2023

The College of Engineering at The University of Alabama (UA) is seeking outstanding applicants for multiple tenure/tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks and in all areas of engineering that complement and enhance our major water initiatives sponsored by NOAA and USGS. These initiatives are advancing the next generation of hydrologic modeling and water observation systems with emerging opportunities in artificial intelligence, cloud computing and decision science. The following research areas are priorities for the search:

  • Large-scale Water Modeling
  • Hydroinformatics
  • Big Data and Advanced Computing
  • Sensor Technologies and Observation Systems

Candidates with prestigious achievements in their field and exceptional national and international reputations will be eligible for consideration for significant endowment support through the new $100 million Shelby Endowment for Distinguished Faculty at UA and can be appointed as an Endowed Shelby Distinguished Associate Professor or Professor ( as appropriate.

Specific questions can be directed to Dr. Steve Burian at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.


Water Resource Engineer/Scientist

Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) | Deadline: May 17, 2024

The Delaware River Basin Commission is seeking a water resource professional with a background in engineering and/or science to work in its Science and Water Quality Management branch. Specifically, the DRBC is looking for someone who wants to apply data science and machine learning skills in the context of surface water modeling.

Hydroinformatics Postdoctoral Fellow II

Utah State University | Posted: December 27, 2023

The Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL) at Utah State University (USU) seeks a Postdoctoral researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow II) to advance cyberinfrastructure that supports large scale, reproducible hydrologic modeling. The selected applicant will work under the guidance of Dr. David Tarboton as part of a team of faculty, researchers, students and software engineers to advance the functionality of HydroShare and linked computing platforms for collaborative modeling as part of the Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology (CIROH) and Institute for Geospatial Understanding through an Integrated Discovery Environment (I-GUIDE). Applicants should have experience in hydrologic modeling and an interest in advancing modeling methodology and the data and information systems supporting hydrologic modeling to improve collaboration around and reproducibility of modeling results. This position requires a commitment to applying FAIR (find-ability, accessibility, interoperability, and re-usability) Data Principles and addressing the challenges associated with applying these principles in large scale modeling. This is intended as a two year position, with renewal in the second-year contingent on performance and funding.

CIROH Hydrologic Scientist

The University of Alabama | Deadline: May 15, 2024

Responsible for research, coordination, integration, and stakeholder outreach activities to complement NOAA’s national efforts on low-flow information and service delivery and to serve as a Regional Drought Information Coordinator for the Southeast Drought Early Warning System (DEWS).


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