Jobs at CIGLR

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Hydrological Modeling of the Great Lakes Basin

CIGLR is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to lead research related to the development, testing, and deployment of hydrological models across the Great Lakes basin. Representative objectives of projects include calibration and verification of Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF)-Hydro and its meteorological forcings to support development of NOAA’s National Water Model, evaluation of potential empirical relationships between the risk of nutrient loading and land surface model parameters, and customization to improve local flood forecasting capabilities. The fellow will be expected to lead one or more of these projects, and will be given the intellectual freedom to pursue additional ideas of their own that contribute to the broader goals of hydrological modeling in the Great Lakes. Applications are due by December 15, 2018.

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Hydrological Modeler Technician

CIGLR is seeking candidates to join a team of hydrological modelers working on a series of projects related to the development, testing, and deployment hydrological models across the Great Lakes basin. Objectives of individual projects include calibration and verification of Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF)-Hydro and its meteorological forcings to support development of NOAA’s National Water Model, evaluation of potential empirical relationships between the risk of nutrient loading and land surface model parameters, and customization of WRF-Hydro to improve local flood forecasting capabilities. The projects are expected to include partnerships with hydrological modelers at the University of Michigan and at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. The ideal candidates will have strong technical skills related to hydrological model development and high performance computing. Applications are due by December 15, 2018.

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Assistant Research Scientist in the ‘Omics

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Research Scientist with expertise in genomics, proteomics, or metabolomics. We seek the best scholar in systems biology who integrates advanced ‘omics techniques to improve the management of aquatic ecosystems. Examples of areas that might be of interest include, but are not limited to, the use of eDNA to track and study rare or invasive species, use of functional genomics to understand the triggers of toxin production in harmful algal blooms, use of metabolomics to understand the mechanistic consequences of coastal hypoxia on benthic communities, or use of proteomics to predict the effects of climate change on Great Lakes fisheries. Applications are due by January 15, 2019.

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Assistant Research Scientist in Biophysical Modeling

CIGLR seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Research Scientist with expertise in biophysical modeling. We seek the best scholar who is developing predictive models that link biological to physical processes in aquatic ecosystems. Areas of particular interest include modeling of aquatic food-webs, invasive species, or harmful algal blooms where the goal is to predict how these respond to changes in lake thermal or hydrologic regimes, storm frequencies, or water chemistry. Applications are due by January 15, 2019.

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Student Fellowships

CIGLR offers two fellowship programs that support student research opportunities, in order to train the next generation of Great Lakes researchers. Click the button to learn more about current and upcoming student fellowship opportunities.

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