Nicholas School of the Environment- Earth & Climate Sciences


Job Description: 

A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Division of Earth and Climate Sciences, NSOE, Duke University. The successful applicant will work on EPA-USDA Forest Service-funded projects to assess cumulative effects of wildfires on water quality and quantity over the United States. The position is based in Durham NC; The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension to a maximum of 3 years pending on satisfactory performance and funding availability.


Primary qualifications:

  • PhD from an accredited college or university in Atmospheric/Climate/Earth Science, Hydrology, Watershed Science, Environmental Science/Engineering, Physical Geography, or related field.
  • One to three (1-3) years of research experience of numerical and/or machine learning models; analyzing models output on hydrology and water quality; presenting scientific results to scientific and general audiences; writing reports and manuscripts for scientific publications.
  • Strong foundation in hydrological modeling and analytical skills of fire induced water   quality and quantity changes
  • Ability to conduct research and work collaboratively with colleagues.


The ideal start time for this position is Fall 2023, but the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply: 

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Contact Name: 

Dr. Wenhong Li


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Deadline to Apply: 

Thursday, November 30, 2023