The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority (www.SCCWRP.org), an internationally recognized government research institute that specializes in transitioning research to management, is seeking an early career scientist or engineer to help us develop and implement our stormwater research agenda. Our current research agenda includes understanding mechanisms and processes of changes in hydrology and pollutant transfer in urban systems, their effect on biological systems in California’s streams, estuaries and near-coastal oceans, and watershed modeling to optimize stormwater management strategies.
Our future research agenda will include a focus on evaluating the performance of structural and non-structural best management practices (BMPs), including but not limited to, hydrologic control, pollutant removal, and optimizing utility of BMPs in the urban environment. Inherent to these activities will be impartial testing of existing BMPs, improving BMP designs to enhance effectiveness, and developing new and creative approaches for BMP design, evaluation, and monitoring.
The preferred candidate will possess a Ph.D. in environmental science or engineering, up to 5 years experience, and a proven ability to publish. Masters candidates with at least 6 years of direct experience and documented ability to conduct independent research will also be considered. Candidates should have strong quantitative skills and familiarity with watershed models. The position requires excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders in translating research findings into practical application.
About Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) is a leading U.S. environmental research institute that works to develop a scientific foundation for informed water-quality management in Southern California and beyond. Since its founding as a public agency in 1969, SCCWRP has been a champion of sound interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex challenges in water management. The... agency investigates not only how to more effectively monitor and protect Southern California’s ocean and coastal watersheds, but also how to bridge the gap between water-quality research and the management community that relies on this science.