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Job ID: 108270

Water Quality Modeling Postdoc
Mississippi State University

Date Posted Jun. 21, 2018
Title Water Quality Modeling Postdoc
University Mississippi State University
Department Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Starkville, MS
    United States
  • Post-Doc
  • Natural Sciences
    Marine/Freshwater Sciences
    Geology - GIS
    Geology/Geosciences - General
    Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry
    Earth Sciences
    Computer/Information Sciences
    Chemistry - General
    Biology - Computational
    Biology - General

Position function: The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Mississippi State University in cooperation with NOAA is searching for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct research on coastal water quality dynamics and modeling in Biscayne Bay, Florida. The position will be housed and advised at Mississippi State University and also co-advised by the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, Florida.

Essential duties and responsibilities: Conduct research on spatially and temporally variable water quality dynamics and land cover in Biscayne Bay, Florida, develop situationally appropriate models, write reports and peer reviewed publications, and other duties assigned by supervisor.

Minimum qualifications: PhD in environmental science, engineering, or related field

ABD/degree pending: Yes

Preferred qualifications: Experience with coastal watershed processes, nutrient dynamics, and phytoplankton dynamics

Knowledge, skills and abilities: GIS modeling, water quality modeling, computer coding, and statistical software.

Working conditions and physical effort: The applicant must have the ability to perform routine office work and field work in inclement weather in the summer climate, including long hours and weekends. Extended periods of time may be spent on-site at Biscayne Bay, Florida.

Instructions for applying: Apply on-line by submitting a cover letter, resume, copy of your PhD transcript, and list of three references to

Feel free to contact Dr. Anna Linhoss ( regarding details about the position.

Period of employment: The position is for one year of employment with the potential for an extension based on annual funding.

Salary: $55,000/year

  • Mississippi State University assigns a high priority to the implementation of its equal opportunity policy and to maintaining an inclusive environment. The realization of this priority requires the cooperation of all members of the University community, each of whom must take responsibility for ensuring that work and learning environments are free from discriminatory behavior of any kind. The University community should be guided not only by what is legally required, but also by fairness, working together to ensure that the University clearly and unequivocally demonstrates commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, values the contributions of every individual, and benefits from its diversity.

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Contact Information

  • Anna Linhoss
    Agricultural and Biological Engineering
    Mississippi State University
    130 Creelman St
    Starkville, MS 39762
  • 662-325-1983


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