PostDoc in Hydrodynamics and Water Quality Modeling
EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD), Rhode Island, United States
Apply before: 13 December 2023

Active Recruitment: Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Contaminant Fate and Transport Modeling – Federal Post-doctoral Research Program.

We’d like to alert you to a rare post-doc position at the EPA’s Office of Research and Development, Atlantic Coastal Environmental Sciences Division in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Our well-equipped facility is recently renovated and a dynamic place to conduct forward-thinking, applied research on environmental concerns in a beautiful, coastal location. We’re looking for an individual to develop, adapt, evaluate, and improve mechanistic models to simulate the fate and transport of environmental contaminants and constituents in surface waters and sediments. Aquatic environments of interest span multiple dimensions (from 0 to 3D) and fresh and marine waters, including rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, reservoirs, estuaries, and coastal waters. To effectively simulate these systems, this project will link hydrodynamic models (e.g., kinematic wave, dynamic wave, and fully realized 3D models, like EFDC) with a water quality contaminant fate and transport modeling framework (i.e., WASP). This work will focus on using hydrodynamic and water quality models for different contaminants of interest, including toxicants and nutrients.

The link for the position can be found here:

Applicants must send application material to or mail to: US EPA, HRMD-C639-02 Attn: Elizabeth Martinez, CEMM Post Doctoral Program Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

This position will be open until December 13th. Please visit this EPA page for more information on our post-doc program.

We are actively looking to hire qualified candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds. The EPA is inclusive, and we value diversity: Diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility are foundational to the EPA's success. We take seriously our responsibility to increase the diversity of our workforce and to adopt and sustain an accepting, equitable and inclusive culture for all.

Of interest for:
  • Marine Working Group
  • Coastal Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group