Postdoctoral Position

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering


Multi-scale Hydrology and Processes group (MHP), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking one postdoctoral research associate in hydrologic modeling and data analysis. The position will be based in PSU and will focus on hydrologic responses under different forcing scenarios from regional climate model datasets. The candidate will employ an existing coupling framework between the Process-based Adaptive Watershed Simulator (PAWS) and the Community Land Model (CLM). The data analysis component will employ advanced statistical methods. We look for highly-motivated candidates with strong backgrounds in numerical modeling, hydrology and/or biogeochemistry, and analysis of complex coupled terrestrial ecosystem processes. The applicants should be willing to work across disciplines in a team environment. Familiarity with physically-based hydrologic models, climate forcing datasets, CLM, and/or high performance computing is preferred. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the project, the scholars will have plenty of opportunities to interact with a group of researchers from 9 institutions. The prospective research associates will get further training and education in high performance computing and land surface modeling. Interested applicants should send their CVs, publications, a list of references, a description of their PhD thesis research, and a statement of research goals (2 pages maximum). Contact Dr. Chaopeng Shen (, for further questions. The appointment will start preferably in Spring and no later than September 2017. Applications will be reviewed immediately and are accepted until position is filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088