Sediment and Water Quality Transport in Urban Watersheds
Research Participation Program
Office of Research and Development
National Risk Management Research Laboratory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
A postgraduate research project training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD)/National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL). The appointment will be served with the Water Supply and Water Resources Division (WSWRD) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The WSWRD conducts research on microbial contaminants, water treatment technology, urban water management, and water quality controls for the benefit of the nation.
The research opportunity will include activities such as:
- Formulation of numerical techniques for simulation of nutrient and sediment water quality transport.
- Development of initial solution prototype.
- Testing of prototype with analytical, synthetic, and field study data.
- Development of production code for SWMM based on prototype experience
- Preparation of research products documenting methodology and results.
The research participant will gain:
- Experience with numerical solution of advection-diffusion-reaction equations
- Knowledge of overland flow hydrology and numerical simulation of open channel flow hydraulics
- Experience with object oriented software design
- Experience developing software in C/C++.
Applicants must have received a master’s or doctoral degree in civil/environmental engineering, hydrology, environmental science, or other related discipline within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date.
The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran. U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is preferred (but a candidate also may hold an appropriate visa status; an H1B visa is not appropriate). Guidelines for non-U.S. citizens may be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/immigration.htm.
The appointment is full time for one year and may be renewed upon recommendation of EPA and contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend. Funding may be made available to reimburse the participant’s travel expenses to present the results of his/her research at scientific conferences. No funding will be made available to cover travel costs for pre-appointment visits, relocation costs, tuition and fees, or a participant’s health insurance. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. The participant does not become an EPA employee.
The mentor for this project is Michael Tryby (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How to Apply:
An application can be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/application.htm. Please reference Project # EPA-ORD/NRMRL-WSWRD-2015-04 when calling or writing for information.