Director of the Center for Water Policy, School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Director will be responsible for building the capacity of the Center by forming collaborative initiatives to promote science based, sustainable water policies within the Great Lakes Region and beyond. The Director will be expected to attract extramural support and sponsorships and recruit additional researchers from UW-Milwaukee, UW System and other academic, governmental and non-academic institutions and to contribute to the intellectual life of the School of Freshwater Sciences. More info at

Application Deadline: Monday, March 23, 2020

Three Faculty Positions at Oregon State University

Sustainable Groundwater Management Engineer: If you have any questions or would like to discuss this position further, please feel free to contact Todd Jarvis (541-737-4032 or the committee search chair (Desiree Tullos:desiree.tullos[at]oregonstate[dot]edu)

Integrated Water Quality Management Engineer:

Agricultural Water management/Extension Irrigation specialist: Please contact Chad.Higgins[at]oregonstate[dot]edu

Deadline for full consideration is March 03, 2020

Hydrology PostDoc opportunity at USDA Ag Research Service, Beltsville, MD

The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Hydrology & Remote Sensing Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, is seeking a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, (Research Hydrologist) for a TWO YEAR APPOINTMENT.  Ph.D. is required. Salary is commensurate with experience ($ 69,581 - $83,398 per annum) plus benefits.  Citizenship restrictions apply.  The incumbent will develop research plans for water quality studies involving complex groundwater and surface water interactions in varied landscapes; select and modify appropriate hydrologic and water quality models for simulating transport of chemical constituents; carry out quality control exercises of field data sets collected in water quality investigations, especially those associated with trace organic and inorganic contaminants; and write scientific reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts documenting results, analysis, and interpretation of hydrologic and water quality data. 

Send application materials and references to Dr. Gregory McCarty, USDA/ARS Bldg. 007, Room 127, Beltsville, MD 20705 or e-mail (greg.mccarty[at]usda[dot]gov).

MassDEP’s Watershed Planning Program: Field & Laboratory Operations Coordinator (Environmental Analyst III)

MassDEP’s Watershed Planning Program (WPP) is responsible for conducting surface water quality monitoring to support the implementation of key programs under the Clean Water Act. While the majority of samples collected by WPP are analyzed by the MassDEP Wall Experiment Station Laboratory in Lawrence, MA, WPP conducts some analyses in-house (e.g., color, turbidity, chlorophyll a) and makes extensive use of field instruments (multiprobe sondes and data loggers). The Field & Laboratory Operations Coordinator will oversee all of WPP’s in-house field preparation and lab activities, play a key role in downloading and processing data collected in the field from tablets and data loggers, and conduct other tasks as described in the full job description (see link below).

We are seeking candidates with a strong interest in providing support to water quality field and laboratory operations, and a demonstrated ability to perform this function through past experience, including managing laboratory and/or field operations in conformance to strict quality assurance protocols. The candidate’s main duties will be supporting the deployment of field crews, lab analyses, and quality assurance/data management activities, but may occasionally participate in field operations.

For more information and to apply:

Note that while requisitions remain open until filled, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days of the posting. (Posted Dec. 6, 20190)