Post-doctoral/MS Wisc Water Resources Fellowship (closes 2/16/2018)

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Post-doctoral/MS Wisc Water Resources Fellowship (closes 2/16/2018)

Seeking postdoctoral and post-master’s applicants for the Wisconsin Water Resources Science-Policy Fellowship

The University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), seek postdoctoral and post-master’s candidates interested in tackling science and policy challenges related to groundwater management in Wisconsin. Together, these programs will fund the Wisconsin Water Resources Science-Policy Fellow position. This Fellow position will provide a unique educational and career opportunity for a recent graduate who is interested both in aquatic resources and in the policy decisions affecting those resources in Wisconsin. This program places a recent master’s or doctoral graduate within a state program full-time for one year, with the Fellow bringing technical skills to benefit water issues and challenges and receiving valuable real-world science-policy experience from the resource professionals who will serve as mentors. This mutually beneficial partnership will result in advancing science to support policy decisions as well as valuable training opportunities for new professionals entering the work force.

This year, the fellowship will focus on the challenges associated with reducing nitrate levels in groundwater by making the most efficient use of nitrogen in agricultural production. We seek applicants who can:
• Apply their academic background, including course work or research experience, in groundwater flow and contaminant transport processes, application of numerical models, and evaluating uncertainty in results
• Work independently and in teams to develop, calibrate and apply three dimensional groundwater flow models using standard groundwater modeling packages
• Conduct field work, such as reconnaissance surveys, data collection, and installation and maintenance of groundwater sampling equipment at WGNHS research sites
• Compile and analyze hydrogeologic data, maintain project databases, document model development and application
• Prepare and edit project reports and manuscripts for publication
• Prepare and present project findings in person to a variety of audiences, including regulators, scientists, and interested stakeholders
• Work cooperatively with WGNHS partners such as USGS, WDNR, and individuals from Wisconsin’s agricultural community.

This Fellow will be primarily stationed at the WGNHS office near the UW-Madison campus, with frequent meetings at the WDNR office in downtown Madison, and will be working with researchers from across the state and region in addition to stakeholders and policy-makers in Wisconsin.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Jennifer Hauxwell at or (608) 263-4756.

Application Deadline: February 16, 2018

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Edited By:
Paul F. Kemp[ASLO Staff and Support] @ Jan 18, 2018 - 01:40 PM (America/Mountain)