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Postdoctoral Fellow Position at Tulane University

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18 Mar 2019

The fellow will use Landlab to understand the coupling among weathering, hillslope erosion, and fluvial erosion in the Luquillo CZO.

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Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Science and Engineering: Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University

Location: Tulane University, New Orleans, La 70118
Open Date: Mar 14, 2019
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but the review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019.

Description: The primary role of the Postdoc Fellow is to build components in the Landlab modeling toolkit and use Landlab to understand the coupling among weathering, hillslope erosion, and fluvial erosion. Numerical modeling will be theoretical and used to understand the evolution of the Rio Blanco watershed in the Luquillo critical zone observatory in Puerto Rico. The position is based at Tulane University, in New Orleans, LA, USA, but the Postdoc Fellow will work with a team of researchers and is required to spend time at the field site and at a collaborating university. Salary is provided from an NSF funded grant, and the position is offered initially for one year with possible extension for a second year given adequate progress. For any questions, interested candidates can contact Dr. Gasparini directly at (504) 862-3192 (office phone), e-mail:

Required Education & Experience

  1. PhD in the Earth Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Physical Geography, or a related field, including familiarity with landscape evolution modeling and surface processes and writing scientific papers.

Required knowledge, skills, abilities/competencies typically needed for this position: 

  1. Knowledge of a computer language, preferably Python
  2. Ability to solve problems independently
  3. Ability to work on a team project
  4. Knowledge of surface processes literature related to weathering and hillslope and fluvial sediment transport.

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