We invite applications for a PhD position on "Watershed Management Under Changing Climate and Land-use" at the HydroGeoScience for Watershed Management research group, Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, The University of British Columbia (UBC-Vancouver).
HydroGeoScience for Watershed Management (HGS-WM) is an interdisciplinary research group that uses bottom-up and top-down modelling approaches to generate scientific evidences required to inform watershed management. The research group is part of UBC’s Geological Engineering program which has a rich history of over 100 years and houses impactful scientists and textbooks in hydrology. For more information visit: www.hydrogeosciencewatershedmanagement.com/
The successful candidate will determine the impacts of climate and land-use changes on the pathway and travel time of hydrologic cycles and fluxes, and their linkages to flood-rich and drought-rich periods. In addition to scientific achievements, this project will provide management authorities in Canada and abroad with science-based decision-making tools to meet water and ecosystem sustainability targets and to ensure the flood/drought resilience of landscapes.
- Sound knowledge on catchment hydrology
- Expertise in developing (semi)distributed hydrologic models
- Knowledge on hydrograph analysis
- Some experience with model scripting/programming
- Some experience with GIS methods & software
- Excellent communication and writing skills in English
Applications should include: i) a cover letter with detailed explanations on how the applicant meets the requirements for the position, ii) a curriculum vita, iii) academic transcripts, and iv) the names and contact information of three professional references. Application materials should be combined into a single PDF document and be sent to Dr. Ali Ameli at: firstname.lastname@example.org , by December 8, 2019.