Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Agency, Location US Geological Survey
Categories Professional
Job # 10372
Salary TBD
End Date Until filled

Headwater streams present new challenges for climate change research due to the complex geophysical processes regulating stream temperature and flow. We seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate to investigate the geomorphic landscape features controlling stream sensitivity to climate variables in the Appalachian highlands. An understanding of hyporheic flow dynamics is a critical aspect of this research problem and will be a central research objective of the project.

This position is supported for 2 years as part of an interdisciplinary study in Shenandoah National Park (Virginia) and the Delaware Gap National Recreation Area (Pennsylvania and New Jersey). The project is funded by the National Park Service and the US Geological Survey. The position is located at the USGS Leetown Science Center in Kearneysville, West Virginia, and will require some travel for fieldwork.
Letters of interest will be accepted until the position is filled.


Candidates for this position should have experience in fluvial geomorphology, field sampling protocols, and statistical modeling techniques. Ideal candidates would have experience using mini-piezometers in streams, working with GIS and LIDAR data, and/or evaluating stream geomorphic features relevant for fish habitat.


To express interest, please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Nathaniel (Than) Hitt at below email.