Postdoctoral Scholar with Distinguished Professor Soroosh Sorooshian

$48,216 - $56,400 * based on qualifications and experience
Will remain open until filled

The UC Irvine Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position beginning Oct. 1, 2017. The position is in the area of improving precipitation estimation and forecast for reservoir operation using remote sensing and in-situ observations. The candidate will be responsible for developing quantitative precipitation estimation and forecast in support of short-term hydropower scheduling. The prospective scholar will work with Distinguished Professor Soroosh Sorooshian and his research colleagues at the Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing (CHRS)   

The successful candidate should a have strong background in remote sensing precipitation, uncertainty analysis of precipitation estimation, statistical data mining and machine learning techniques, hydrological process modeling and data assimilation. The candidate will be responsible for writing reports, research papers and grant proposals.

In addition to the qualifications, the position requires a Ph.D. in civil or environmental engineering, earth sciences or other related quantitative fields.

Initial appointment will be for a 12-month period, renewable subject to performance and availability of adequate funding. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, publications and contact information for three references. Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at:

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.