Two Postdoc Openings in Water Resources Modeling
Florida State University, Florida, United States
Start reviewing process: 1 November 2022

I am recruiting two postdoctoral scholars to join my research group in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department at Florida State University (FSU) beginning November 2022. The postdocs will be supported for 18 months, with the possibility of extension depending on funding availability.

Position 1: Predicting compounding floods under sea level rise Position 2: Prediction of harmful algae blooms using machine learning

PROJECTS My group currently has multiple research projects funded by National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency and Florida Department of Environmental Protection on the broad area of water resources and hydrology. The topics include predicting compounding floods, climate change and sea level rise impacts, surface water pollution and harmful algae bloom (HAB). While the postdoc will primarily focus on modeling compounding floods in coastal areas, involvement in other projects may be expected on a need basis. The selected candidate will present the findings in peer-reviewed articles and conferences. It is also expected that the postdoc contributes to student mentoring and assist in writing research grants.

REQUIRED/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS Holding a doctoral degree in engineering (civil, agricultural, water resources or environmental), sciences (environmental, geographical or earth) or any closely related field Computer programming (R, MATLAB or Python) and stochastic, statistical, time series and geospatial analyses (e.g., GIS) Strong analytical and quantitative skills Independency, communication, presentation (oral and written), fast learning and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.

For HAB position: Understanding of physical and biogeochemical processes related to HAB in coupled inland-coastal systems as well as knowledge of machine learning algorithms

For flooding position: Understanding of physical processes related to compounding floods in coupled inland-coastal systems under climate change and sea level rise as well as knowledge of hydrologic and hydrodynamic modeling of floods via physically-based models (HEC-RAS, ICPR, ADCIRC and SLOSH)

ABOUT US Located in the capital of Florida, Tallahassee, FSU is classified by Carnegie as an R1 rank (Doctoral Universities — Highest Research Activity). The CEE Department is home to the Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response (RIDER) Center, an interdisciplinary research center with several labs and facilities related to water resources, environment, construction and transportation. Tallahassee is also located within a short drive to multiple national parks and beaches, providing several opportunities for outdoor activities.


Highly motivated applicants should contact Dr. Ebrahim Ahmadisharaf ( with their CV, unofficial transcripts and a brief statement describing how their interests can contribute to the research topics.

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Coastal Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group
  • Coastal Vulnerability Initiative
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Initiative
  • River Network Modeling Initiative