Post-Doctoral Researcher in Ecohydrology

The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) and the University of California, Davis are seeking candidates for a joint post-doctoral researcher in ecohydrology. This two-year position in our Biology Department will split their time working at the SCCWRP facility in Costa Mesa, California and the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences in Davis, California.

The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority (www.sccwrp.org) is a government research institute that specializes in environmental research and transitioning research to management. The UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences (https://watershed.ucdavis.edu) conducts problem-solving research and syntheses on restoration and water resource management, mainly in California, but also nationally and internationally.

This position will support development of the California Environmental Flows Framework (CEFF) through development of flow-ecology relationships for aquatic taxa at a statewide scale. Over two years, the candidate will work with a diverse team of researchers and agency staff to analyze statewide ecological data sets relative to patterns of hydrology and geology, with a goal of helping to define flow management targets necessary to ensure ecological integrity of California’s streams.

The preferred candidate should have a Ph.D. (or comparable doctoral degree) in biology, ecology, environmental science, hydrology, or geomorphology with a background in stream ecology or freshwater biology and a working understanding of hydrology and/or geomorphology. Strong statistical skills, including experience with R (or equivalent) are required, and basic knowledge of GIS is desired. The position requires excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with a broad range of research and management partners in a collaborative environment.

Salary range is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a rich benefits package. Interested parties should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and professional references to ecohydrology@sccwrp.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. SCCWRP and UC Davis are equal-opportunity employers.

Posted 8/23/18