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Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa, US
The Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa has an opening for a postdoctoral research scholar to work in the area of mathematical modeling of hydrologic processes relevant to flood forecasting.  This position is full-time for an initial 1-year term with the possibility of renewal depending on funding and job performance.  We are looking for an individual with skills in computational methods (numerical solution of differential equations), computer programming (C/C++, Linux a must, other programming and scripting languages a plus), mathematical and statistical modeling (e.g. Bayesian approaches), and simulation of physical processes in hydrology and/or river mechanics.  Experience with High Performance Computing platforms and basic understating of cloud computing environment will be helpful but not essential. 
 
A PhD in a related field with an educational background and/or work experience in one or more of the following: applied mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, hydrology, hydrometeorology, river mechanics and atmospheric sciences is required.  Salary is commensurate with experience.
 
The selected researcher will continue developing and testing the Iowa Flood Center real-time state-wide streamflow forecasting model.  The research activities will include in-situ and remote sensing data assimilation, uncertainty propagation and quantification, coupling hydrologic and hydraulic components, enhancing land/atmosphere modeling with snowmelt and evapotranspiration, and urban flooding.  Further research will include stochastic control of a large-scale distributed storage system.
 
The Iowa Flood Center is a state-funded academic research center hosted at IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, a renowned research institute at the University of Iowa.  The IFC, established in the aftermath of the 2008 devastating flood, has been developing and operating state-of-the-art flood monitoring and forecasting systems.  The IFC is strongly engaged with many stakeholders and communities in the State of Iowa and communicates its findings directly to the public of the state.  Through its association with IIHR, IFC benefits from ready access to excellent experimental and computational facilities and promotes the culture of excellence in research that benefits the people of Iowa and the nation.  Candidates who are interested in joining the dynamic IFC team should inquire with the IFC director, Dr. Witold Krajewski (witold-krajewski@uiowa.edu) or with IIHR director, Dr. Larry Weber (larry-weber@uiowa.edu). 
 
The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa City has been ranked one of the nation’s most livable cities (USA Today, 2006), and one of the best small metropolitan areas for careers (Forbes Magazine, 2013).  This small city has a population of about 62,000.  It is a community built around higher education, with vibrant cultural opportunities and a long history of international connections, leadership, and accomplishment.  Iowa City offers the safe, friendly quality of life for which the Midwest is known.
 
To apply submit your Letter of Interest, CV and names of three references to iihr-employment@uiowa.edu referencing job posting #103636.
 
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. 
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