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Postdoctoral Scholar - Stream Eco-Hydrology - Department of Environmental, Science & Policy Management

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 29th, 2019
Last review date: February 13th, 2019
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: February 28th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Postdoctoral Scholar – Stream Eco-Hydrology
Department of Environmental, Science & Policy Management, UC Berkeley

We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral scholar to apply hydrologic modeling techniques to predict ecologically relevant aspects of stream flow regimes in California. The candidate will be responsible for testing alternative hydrologic modeling methods for predicting stream flow at ungauged basins. The candidate will compile relevant data and existing hydrologic models from California and develop an approach for comparing their predictive performance. The candidate will also explore sources of model prediction uncertainty and factors explaining differences in performance among alternative modeling methods. The postdoc will prepare at least one peer-reviewed publication and is expected to work closely with a team of researchers working on the development of the California Environmental Flows Framework ( There will also be opportunities for independent lines of research inquiry.

Basic Qualifications:
Advanced degree or enrolled in advanced degree program at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:
PhD (or equivalent international degree) required by the appointment start date. The candidate may have no more than four (4) years of post-degree research experience by start date.

Preferred Qualifications: (by start date)
• Demonstrated expertise in hydroglogy, water resources engineering, or freshwater ecology is strongly preferred;
• Proven expertise with hydrologic modeling methods, including rainfall-runoff modeling (e.g., VIC, HEC-HMS, PRMS) and statistical hydrology;
• Research experience relevant to freshwater ecology and/or river ecosystem management;
• Exceptional data management and analysis skills, including advanced statistical methods and computer programming (e.g., R, Python, MatLab);
• Demonstrated effective communication skills and the ability to work with a broad range of research and management partners in a collaborative environment;
• Demonstrated ability to produce scientific research articles in international peer-reviewed journals

The targeted start date for this position is Spring 2019. The initial appointment is for one-year, with renewal based on performance and funding availability. This is a full-time appointment in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, and will be supervised by Dr. Ted Grantham.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley salary scales. The salary range for this position is $50,760 to $59,100, depending on prior experience. Generous benefits are included (

To Apply:
Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter describing their research experience and publications along with a current CV and the names and contact information of three references. Letters of reference may be requested for finalists. It is optional to include a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Dr. Ted Grantham (

The total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five (5) years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality ( ) prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

The University of California, Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - current CV

  • Cover Letter - 1-2 page cover letter describing their research experiences and publications

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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