Postdoc Positions: Cornell University Focused on Water Systems Confronting Climate Change

The Reed Research Group at Cornell University has one or more postdoc positions available. The position(s) will focus on advancing river-basin scale exploratory modeling under deep uncertainty. Join us to provide insights for water systems confronting climate change and human pressures. The positions can be remote (but the home location needs to be in the United States) and will initially be available for one year with a potential renewal for two or more years.

Candidates should have strong computational skills, ideally with a focus on water resources systems modeling at the river-basin scale. Experience with high-performance computing, uncertainty analysis, and coupled human-natural systems modeling is desirable. Additionally, emerging advancements in control and machine learning (e.g., deep reinforcement learning) are of interest but not required. Ideally, candidates would have a Ph.D. in water resources engineering, hydrology, or a related field. The focus of this research will be on the risks, resilience, and sustainability of major regional water resources systems (e.g., the Mid-Atlantic, the Colorado River Basin, and the Central Valley). The research will have a particular emphasis on understanding the implications of human responses to evolving climate extremes. To apply: Application materials must be submitted on-line through AcademicJobsOnline at

Through this website, applicants are to submit a curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, and the names and contact information for at least three references. The successful applicant anticipated hire date is September 1, 2023 (or earlier based on candidate’s availability). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to

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