Job ID: 197931

Postdoctoral Research Associate: NSF-DISES Net Zero Urban Water Research Coordination Network

University of Arizona

  • Oct. 27, 2022
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate: NSF-DISES Net Zero Urban Water Research Coordination Network
  • The Drachman Institute
  • https://drachmaninstitute.arizona.ed...
  • University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ
  • Open Until Filled
  • Jan. 2, 2023
  • Post-Doc
  • Water Resources Engineering
    Sustainable Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Engineering - Other

The DISES-RCN Identifying Cross-Cutting Challenges Toward A Net Zero Urban Water (NZUW) Future in the Southwest based at the University of Arizona is hiring a Postdoctoral Research Associate for up to three years. 


The primary research focus will be centered around interdisciplinary Net Zero Urban Water activities that will be determined based on the successful candidate’s background and expertise, and the NZUW faculty. The currently identified research gaps under the Net Zero Urban Water umbrella include seven areas: alternative water sources and retrofit, distributed soft infrastructure, surface and groundwater interactions, treatment and management technologies, public preference, policy and governance, and equity. 


The work includes the coordination of seven workshops and corresponding pre and post workshop research with industry partners, academia, and community-based organizations. Research methods include focus groups, surveys, and stakeholder interviews. The position includes the coordination of the quarterly NZUW DISES-RCN newsletter. The desirable candidate will be facile at interacting with academic, industry, and community partners from a variety of backgrounds across environmental science, planning, hydrology, and engineering. The position is ideal for a highly motivated researcher interested in working in a dynamic, large, interdisciplinary setting with faculty from several institutions and disciplines. This is a unique opportunity to meet a wide variety of actors across the integrated urban water management sector. 


The selected candidate will work with the multidisciplinary group of PIs, industry partners, and community-based organizations from Los Angeles, Denver, Colorado Springs, Albuquerque, and Tucson. 


Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!


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Contact Information

  • Courtney Crosson, Associate Professor and Director of the Drachman Institute
    Architecture and the Drachman Institute
    University of Arizona
    1040 N Olive Rd
    P.O. Box 210075
    Tucson, AZ 85721-0075

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