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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Geomorphology - 47925 in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. The position is located at Rudolph Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Geomorphology Group led by PI Claire Masteller, in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for an 18-month term, funded position focused at the nexus of geomorphology and environmental justice. The postdoctoral researcher will work as part of a collaborative team, led by Claire Masteller (WashU) and José Constantine (Williams College).

The position is focused on exploring upland controls on floodplain channel dynamics and identifying drivers of flooding in the Centreville community in East St. Louis. You can read more about the historic flooding issues in Centreville here and about the broader project, here.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The main scientific objectives of the postdoctoral researcher are:

  1. Identify sources of erosion and deposition in floodplain channel catchments through change-detection methods (UAV and ground-based SfM).
  2. Identify timing and magnitude of flooding in floodplain channels (modeling and monitoring).
  3. Quantify modern deposition rates (short-lived radiogenic nuclides).

As part of the larger team, the postdoctoral research will also have opportunities to:

  1. Work with community stakeholders and advocates, including the Equal Housing and Opportunity Council of St. Louis, Equity Legal Services, and members of the Centreville community.
  2. Serve as a mentor for a paid summer internship to students from Harris-Stowe University, an HBCU based in St. Louis.
  3. Participate in drafting a final report based on results of the study, which will be used to guide future mitigation efforts.

Researcher will complete topographic analysis, flow routing, and flood modeling research remotely under PI supervision.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits

This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested parties should contact Claire Masteller - cmasteller@wustl.edu and José Constantine - jac9@williams.edu with an up-to-date CV, a short statement of interest, and the names and contact information of three references. ­­

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Geomorphology - 47925

Job ID: 47925

Location: School of Arts & Sciences

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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