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Graduate Student/ Research Assistant Civil & Environmental Engineering Water Resources, University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA
The Papanicolaou Watershed Processes and Sedimentation Group in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is seeking a dynamic, highly self-motivated, Ph.D. student with a background in hydraulics, hydrology, geosciences, soil science, civil & environmental engineering, or a related discipline to focus in the following area:
 
Hydrological and landscape evolution modeling
This research focuses on runoff/ erosion and in-stream modeling using distributed watershed models as part of different efforts related to NASA, USDA, SoilTrEC, and the NSF Critical Zone Observatory projects.  The computer models may include, but are not limited to, the following: AnnAGNPS; CENTURY; GeoWEPP; HSPF; SWAT; and VIC.  Applicants must have a strong interest in examining fundamental watershed processes through the use of both field monitoring, as well as computer modeling efforts.  Skills in the use of soil/hydrologic monitoring equipment, computer programming with Fortran or C++, and GIS/ remote sensing are desirable. 
 
This candidate will work within a dynamic research team and will be supported from a rich NSF-infrastructure and NASA funding, with competitive salaries and paid tuition. The students working in the Papanicolaou group are expected to publish in top-tiered journals and present yearly in national and international conferences.  The candidate should present proficient technical, oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as have already taken the GRE (and TOEFL test, if necessary).  Previous students from this group have joined different ranks of academia, federal agencies and the private sector.
 
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to: Prof. Thanos Papanicolaou, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, The University of Tennessee, 325 John D. Tickle Building, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2313 or via email tpapanic@utk.edu.  The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a US veteran.  Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity at the University of Tennessee, (865) 974-2498.
 
The University of Tennessee's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has an ongoing commitment to excellence in scientific research and engineering education.  It has recently experienced significant growth in enrollment, faculty, and national prominence. Along with this growth, the new John D. Tickle Building, which was dedicated in October 2013, has 24 laboratories, three conventional classrooms, one large lecture hall, and 63 faculty and graduate student offices, along with a high-bay area where environmental and geotechnical experiments can be performed.  Additionally, the new Hydraulics & Sedimentation Laboratory, run by Prof. Papanicolaou, has two new 50cm x 60cm x 9m water and sediment recirculating research flumes, with ADV, LDV, PIV, and geophone monitoring capabilities, as well as a state-of-the-art conduit flume and an open channel flume for measuring soil strength.  The HSL also houses an assortment of field hydrological and sedimentological monitoring equipment including 3 rainfall simulators, a microtopography laser scanner, sedimeters, photo-electric erosion pins, and gamma spectroscopy detectors.
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