Urban Hydrology Research Scientist
Company/Organization: Texas Water Resources Institute
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Texas A&M Agrilife Research
Texas Water Resources Institute
Proposed Minimum Salary
The Research Scientist, will develop research programs related to urban hydrology, storm water management, and hydrological modeling.
70%: Research -
Collect primary data, conduct interviews, and work closely with a wide range of collaborators, stakeholders, and institutional contacts related to water and stormwater management in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Manage multiple tasks, maintain overall program mission, and work cooperatively in a diverse team environment. Pursue own data collection and collaborate with other research staff as specified by the urban water leadership team. Support the research team and project objectives, lead and contribute to academic publications, participate in team meetings, engage in presentations, and organize workshops and other events related to urban water science plan.
15% Proposal Development -
develop grant proposals to support continued research activity and collaborative efforts across the AgriLife Research units.
10%: Project Management -
organize and manage project data, arrange events and meetings relating to the project, engage in project management, and contribute to the analysis and dissemination of research.
5%: Other Duties - Performs other duties as required.
Required Education and Experience:
PhD in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Physical Geography, Hydrology
Six (6) years of related experience
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Ph.D. in field related to Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Physical Geography, or Hydrology
- Development of research funding proposals (as PI or Co-PI)
- Research experience in hydrological modeling
- Interdisciplinary collaboration on research or education
- Science-policy interface
Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong quantitative skills, management, and analysis skills
- Commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and stakeholder engagement
- Excellent communication skills and ability to work as a team player
- Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
- Ability to translate research analysis into peer-reviewed articles
- Excellent academic writing and communication skills in English
- Capacity to pursue discipline-based and interdisciplinary work, and to conduct independent scientific research at a high level
- Sound judgment and strong decision-making skills
- Ability to provide attention to detail and work independently
Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- A strong background in hydrological research and computational methods
- Familiarity with peculiarities of the urban water cycle, the SWMM model, spatial analyses, and programming
- Skills in project management and grant writing
- Ability to work on interdisciplinary teams or projects
- Ability to work with stakeholders
- Emerging track record in social research and international peer-reviewed publications (published in peer-reviewed articles)
Special Instructions: A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume or upon answering the questionnaire you may attach the documents.
Contact Person for Questions and Clarification:
John Tracy, Director TWRI, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Wendy Jepson, Associate Director TWRI, Professor, Geography, email@example.com
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