The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Hydrology & Remote Sensing Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, is seeking a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, (Research Hydrologist) for a TWO YEAR APPOINTMENT. Ph.D. is required. Salary is commensurate with experience ($ 69,581 - $83,398 per annum) plus benefits. Citizenship restrictions apply. The incumbent will develop research plans for water quality studies involving complex groundwater and surface water interactions in varied landscapes; select and modify appropriate hydrologic and water quality models for simulating transport of chemical constituents; carry out quality control exercises of field data sets collected in water quality investigations, especially those associated with trace organic and inorganic contaminants; and write scientific reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts documenting results, analysis, and interpretation of hydrologic and water quality data. Send application materials and references to Dr. Gregory McCarty, USDA/ARS Bldg. 007, Room 127, Beltsville, MD 20705 or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
·Demonstrated skill in using and modifying water quality and hydrological models.
·Ability to apply knowledge creatively to address challenging landscape systems.
·Strong written and oral communication skills to disseminate research results to scientific and non-scientific audiences.
·Ability to work effectively on transdisciplinary teams of hydrologists, soil scientists, chemists, agronomists, and others.
·As this is a US federal government position, US Citizenship and a background investigation are required.
About USDA-ARS Hydrology & Remote Sensing Laboratory
USDA-ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination to ensure high-quality, safe food, and other agricultural products,assess the nutritional needs of Americans,sustain a competitive agricultural economy, enhance the natural resource base and the environment, and provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole.