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Multiple Postdoctoral and PhD Opportunities at the University of Alabama-Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research
University of Alabama, Alabama, United States
Apply before: 3 January 2022

The Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama in collaboration with USACE-ERDC are looking to hire multiple PhD students and Postdoctoral associates to conduct innovative and applied research on hazard forecasting and compound flooding by harnessing and assimilating big data to physically-based and data driven models and enhancing the resiliency of vulnerable coastal communities. We use computational modeling, operations research, and a wide range of in-situ and remotely-sensed data, analytical and statistical tools/methods to characterize and quantify vulnerability and risk to extreme events in coastal communities. Our team has a strong interest in hydrosystems’ exposure to uncertainty in meteorological, hydrologic and hydrodynamic processes and associated natural hazards, i.e., pluvial, fluvial, hurricane-induced and compound flooding.

Desired qualifications include experience in hydrologic modeling (lumped and distributed), model calibration and data assimilation, hydrodynamic modeling (e.g., DFLOW-FM, ADCIRC, ADH), deep learning, background in using remotely-sensed data, statistical analysis, strong programming/scripting capabilities, high performance computing, and strong written and oral communication of research results.

The postdoctoral associates will be expected to lead and contribute in writing scientific papers, technical reports and present research results, and assist in developing proposals for external funding. The positions provide great opportunities for research, education, and professional development.

Positions are available as soon as January 3, 2022. For consideration, please submit your CV and cover letter explaining your research experience/interests and list of 3 references to Dr. Hamid Moradkhani (

Best wishes,
Hamid Moradkhani, PhD, PE, F.ASCE, F.EWRI, D.WRE

Alton N. Scott Endowed Chair of Engineering
Director, Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research (CCHR)
Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Editor, Earth's Future (AGU)
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Personal Website:

CCHR Website:

Of interest for:
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group