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University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV, USA
Cooperative Extension at the University of Nevada, Reno is seeking a Research and Outreach Specialist with expertise in hydrologic sciences, applied climate science research, participatory research methods, and interdisciplinary research with an anticipated start date of 06/01/2018. T his is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track, renewable contingent on funding academic appointment at the rank of research assistant professor.
The successful candidate will support an interdisciplinary NSF-USDA funded project underway in the Truckee-Carson River System, a snow-fed river basin in the western United States. Broadly, the project utilizes a collaborative modeling research design to examine local climate adaptation, identify science information needs, and inform hydrologic and operations model simulations that ultimately support local adaptation planning. The successful candidate will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of scholars with expertise in surface and groundwater hydrology, hydrometeorology, climatology, resource economics, and participatory research methods and who will be based at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), the Desert Research Institute (DRI) and affiliated with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The candidate will retain existing and initiate new collaborations with diverse local stakeholders and other water-based managers in the river system.
Ph.D. in Hydrologic Sciences or a closely related interdisciplinary graduate program
Minimum four years’ experience applying participatory research methods, working with interdisciplinary research teams, and conducting outreach to diverse water stakeholder communities
Experience with hydrologic (PRMS, GSFLOW, MODFLOW) and river/reservoir operations (RiverWare, MODSIM) simulation models used for water resource investigations
Demonstrated knowledge of interdisciplinary research specific to climate change; socio-environmental synthesis research and modeling applications.
Research emphasis on participatory research methods to address water resources as it pertains to climate change impacts and adaptation
Achievements in multi-disciplinary coursework in the physical and social sciences