Pennsylvania State University Postdoc Position in Hydraulic Modeling in University Park, Pennsylvania
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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Postdoc Position in Hydraulic Modeling at Penn State
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University has a fixed-term Postdoctoral Scholar opening starting in the Spring of 2021. This position is funded through a project to research on the selection and use of flow resistance values in two-dimensional hydraulic models such as SRH-2D and HEC-RAS 2D. Two-dimensional models are increasingly popular in practice. However, there are widespread misunderstanding and misuse of the flow resistance parameters (i.e., Manning’s n) in these models. The product of this project will be used as a guidance for practitioners.
Job responsibility: Under the guidance of the PI and collaborators from industry, the major responsibility of the research associate is to carry out the research tasks in the project, which include literature survey, data collection and model building, result analysis and synthesis, report and guideline drafting.
Requirements and qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in civil engineering or related fields with a focus on hydraulics, environmental fluid mechanics, or water resources in general. The applicant must have prior experience with computational modeling, in particular the understanding of flow resistance and its quantification (e.g., with Manning’s n or Chezy coefficient). Experience with SRH-2D, HEC-RAS 2D, or any other hydraulics model is welcome.
This position is funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent possibility of refunding for an additional year.
To be considered for this position or if you need more information, please contact Dr. Xiaofeng Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org) (email@example.com%29) . Dr. Liu’s research group webpage: http://water.engr.psu.edu/liu/.
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