Postdoctoral Researcher: Las Cruces, New Mexico

New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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Post Doctoral Appointments
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The position is an exciting opportunity to be part of a multi-disciplinary, collaborative scientific and stakeholder group that is seeking innovative solutions to long-standing and pressing dryland issues. The postdoctoral researcher will gain extensive experience working in a leadership capacity on NSF-funded projects and future proposals and collaborating with pioneer water, data, and systems scientists from renowned institutions such as the San Diego Supercomputer Center, System Dynamics Society, University of Bergen, and Sandia National Laboratories. The job duties and responsibilities of the postdoctoral researcher will be to lead research and develop models that address pressing community issues supporting the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute in the following projects: NM Universities Produced Water Synthesis Project Stakeholder-driven modeling component of a hybrid system dynamics – agent-based model that will illustrate the impacts of produced water management strategies on New Mexico’s water budget. A suite of system dynamics water budget models for New Mexico, including customized regional policy-oriented models that integrate socio-economic factors. Seek external funding through writing and submitting grant proposals. Publish papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. Assist in the research training of graduate students associated with the Water Science and Management graduate degree program. Assist, instruct and function as a role model for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in a relevant research program. Supervise, direct, delegate and evaluate work of assigned staff. Oversee and/or conduct research. Assist in technical support for the delegated project. Create new opportunities by preparing and submitting new project proposals to national funding agencies. Perform related duties as required. Note: The postdoc is responsible for performing duties in line with meeting NMSU LEADS 2025 strategic goals of enhancing student success & social mobility, elevating research & creativity, amplifying extension & outreach, and building a robust university system.
Please click here to apply: Skills in short- and long-range planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; public contact and relations; oral and written communication; literature reviews and compilation; material development for scientific and non-scientific audiences; grant writing and peer reviewed publications; modification of existing models or development of new models. The applicant may be responsible for, but not limited to, assisting in technical and outreach support in the department and organizing outreach events and conferences addressing activities associated with the research project. Ability to direct, evaluate, train and supervise the work of assigned personnel; develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities; analyze and evaluate information; make presentations; work as a member of a team; write technical reports, conference presentation papers, peer-reviewed journal articles and grant proposals. PhD in a discipline related to computer simulation modeling (e.g., system dynamics, agent-based modeling or network analysis) from an accredited institution of higher education. Experience in hydrologic modeling is desirable. Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to systems science, hydrology, arid region issues, multi-disciplinary teamwork, network analysis, stakeholder engagement, and GIS. No previous work experience required. Valid Driver’s License. Must be able to obtain an NMSU driving permit within three months of employment. Must be able to travel out of state and overnight. Requires travel to field sites, presentations, etc.
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Jeanette Torres
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