Three modelling positions at AgResearch in New Zealand – AND Postdoctoral position in hydroinformatics and water resources systems analysis at Oregon State University

Postdoctoral position in hydroinformatics and water resources systems analysis at Oregon State University

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate (Post Doc) position with expertise in water resources systems analysis, hydroinformatics, decision making under uncertainty, and multiobjective optimization. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head.

The position is expected to start on February 1, 2018. Duties include development and evaluation of a secure decision support system for coordination of adaptation planning among food, energy, and water actors in the Pacific Northwest. The candidate would be expected to assist with stakeholder engagement, develop computer codes to interface with simulation-optimization algorithms, design graphical user interfaces, conduct research experiments and publish the results in high caliber, peer reviewed journals? aide in the supervision and training of research assistants? assist with the development of research proposals? and participate in a variety of outreach activities.

Modelling positions at AgResearch, New Zealand

AgResearch is currently advertising three agricultural modelling or hydrology-oriented positions in our Systems Modelling Team.

This is a permanent senior position for someone with experience in developing and applying simulation models in agricultural settings and we are open to candidates with background expertise in soils, animals or plants. The appointee will be expected to demonstrate leadership and to foster and develop collaborations with our national and international colleagues.

This is one of two post-doctoral positions and is for two years (nominally starting in July 2018 but there is some flexibility here). This position requires someone with strong surface water hydrology or engineering skills and will be a combination of modelling and field experimentation. The work will be in collaboration with our colleagues in the Department of Physics at University of Auckland with are developing a novel proximal sensor that will detect the imminent arrival of surface saturation during irrigation events.

This is another two-year postdoctoral position, this one with a more general agricultural systems modelling focus. As with the more senior position we are open to a range of different background expertise and the appointee will be expected to actively work with our international collaborators.

Position Available: Great Barrier Reef Modeller

I want to bring to your attention a position that is now available as the Queensland Water Modelling Network Senior Research Fellow tasked with numerical modelling of the Great Barrier Reef, based at the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University. This is a prestigious position to undertake research to improve model functionality, capability and prediction for the Great Barrier Reef system. This unique system is critically threatened by a number of stressors. The numerical modelling will be used to better understand the interactions of these stressors, particularly those between the catchment and receiving waters, having consideration for the influence of land use/land management. The modelling will also examine climate change and policy interventions to sustain the Great Barrier Reef, address the threats to it, and prevent further loss and degradation of the Reef.


PhD position – Memorial University, Canada & CRIOBE France

PhD position
Integrating social ecological vulnerability assessments in
support of marine spatial planning and marine conservation

Memorial University, Canada & CRIOBE, France

We are recruiting a PhD student with full funding that will look at how assessments of socio-ecological vulnerability (or other frameworks linking humans and nature to foster sustainability) can be used to support marine spatial planning (MSP) and marine conservation planning processes. The project will aim at developing/expan ding an approach for assessing social-ecological vulnerability and test it in different contexts, including for instance French Polynesian islands, Canada’s West and East coasts and the Mediterranean Sea.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters’ in geography, ecology, environmental sciences/studies or related disciplines with willingness to work at the interfaces with other disciplines. Strong academic standing, good communication skills in English and good work ethics are also required. While not required, academic or work experience in marine conservation and knowledge of French will be an asset. The student should ideally start in January 2018 and will be co-supervised by Drs Rodolphe Devillers (Memorial University, NL, Canada) and Joachim Claudet (CNRS, CRIOBE, France). The successful candidate will be registered at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, and located at the Marine Geomatics Lab ( but may have to spend up to a year in the CRIOBE Lab ( in France or in French oversea territories. Memorial University is one of the largest Universities in Eastern Canada, having a strong focus on marine sciences, and also has some of the lowest tuitions in North America.

Before applying formally to the university, candidates should email Dr Devillers (joachim.claudet) before the end of October 2017, providing a short statement of interest, a CV mentioning three people that could provide references, and unofficial copies of university transcripts. Applications will be reviewed as they come and the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.