Opportunities

2014/2015 update:

The Moffett research group is in transition between The University of Texas at Austin and Washington State University-Vancouver. New positions will be at WSU-V in the Portland, Oregon metro area.

 

Our interdisciplinary research draws group members from a variety of backgrounds including Hydrology and Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Geology and other Earth Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Biology, and Geography. A strong quantitative science background is expected. We conduct high-impact research drawing from diverse disciplines, scales, scopes, and methods.

Postdoctoral, PhD, MS, and undergraduate researchers are invited to propose original research projects to work on with Dr. Moffett or to apply for existing opportunities in the group (see below).

  • Postdoctoral researchers with outside funding, or interested in writing an application for outside funding with Dr. Moffett as supervisor, are encouraged to contact Dr. Moffett at any time with a specific statement about the proposed research topic and the potential source of funding.
  • Dr. Moffett is also available to co-advise graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin in Geological Sciences. Applications must be made through the UT graduate program, with a primary co-mentor in that program.
  • Graduate students at other institutions interested in collaboration, or seeking an outside committee member, are encouraged to contact Dr. Moffett at any time.
  • Undergraduate students seeking research experience are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Moffett about possible ways to participate. Opportunities may be available for pay or course credit (Washington State University-Vancouver).

Current Opportunities

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Seeking: an exceptional and motivated individual to join the Washington State University-Vancouver Ecohydrology and Hydrological Dynamics group to conduct creative, original research at the postdoctoral level. This unique Postdoctoral Fellowship provides the qualified candidate an opportunity to propose and achieve original, high-quality research within the relatively open-ended areas of ecohydrology and hydrological dynamics. WSU-Vancouver is a vibrant, rapidly growing institution located within the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, near the Columbia River, Cascade Mountains and coastal ocean, and as such offers an exceptional quality of life. A PhD in hydrology/hydrogeology/ecohydrology or related field (e.g., geomorphology, soil science, ecology, biogeochemistry, environmental engineering, environmental fluid mechanics) is required prior to a start date between Jan-1 and Oct-1 2015. Applications are being considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled; apply as soon as possible. More information and instructions on how to apply at: LINK.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher: Seeking: a postdoctoral researcher to lead the project “Interactions of fluvial delta island aggradation with organic matter deposition and coastal nutrient export”. This research will fundamentally advance understanding of how organic matter is deposited and preserved in young, prograding delta islands at the same time that heterogeneous island sediments, flow systems, and ecosystems develop. The project involves collaboration between Washington State University-Vancouver’s Ecohydrology and Hydrological Dynamics group and The University of Texas at Austin Wax Lake Delta geomorphology research team. A PhD related to geomorphology, hydrology/hydrogeology, ecology, or biogeochemistry is required prior to a start date between Jan-1 and Sept-1 2015. The position may be negotiated as a full appointment at WSU-Vancouver or as a joint appointment between WSU-Vancouver and UT-Austin but will primarily reside at WSU-Vancouver. Applications are being considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled; apply as soon as possible. More information and instructions on how to apply at: LINK.

 

  • Washington State University and the University of Texas at Austin are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers; minorities and women are encouraged to apply.