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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Hydrodynamic & Water Quality Modeler
William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia
Date Posted 01/30/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Information

Present Position Number F0115V
Role Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate - Hydrodynamic & Water Quality Modeler
Position Summary

The Postdoctoral Research Associate – Hydrodynamic Modeling/Senior Computational Scientist will conduct basic and applied research on the development and application of numeric models to coastal hydrodynamics, geomorphological and ecological processes. Research activities will contribute to development and implementation of the next generation seamless ‘creek-to-ocean’ forecasts based on the SCHISM modeling system.

Required Qualifications

At the time of appointment, a PhD in an environmental science-related field (e.g. marine science) or a PhD in a computational-related field (e.g. physics, engineering, computer science, applied mathematics) coupled with experience in environmental applications.


  • Broad knowledge of coastal and estuarine systems.
  • Strong quantitative skills and experience in numeric model development and scientific programming (particularly in parallel programming).
Preferred Qualifications


  • Demonstrated skills and experience in numeric modeling using unstructured grids.
  • Demonstrated experience in ocean/estuarine models, particularly with unstructured grids.
  • Experience with the SCHISM model and applications to estuarine and coastal systems, including water quality.
Department 134100 CCRM
Location VIMS - Gloucester
Job Open Date 01/29/2021
Review Begin Date 02/02/2021
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Instructional Faculty
Special Application Instructions
Background Check Statement

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Benefits Summary Statement

FT or Quasi FT Positions: William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to:

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