iUTAH will have opportunities, resources and project activities available to support the involvement of students, teachers and researchers at all academic levels. Also check out the Related Opportunities page for additional opportunities that are not directly iUTAH related.
The iUTAH Undergraduate Research Fellows (iFellows) Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students from all Utah institutions of higher learning to gain first hand research experience working with researchers associated with the iUTAH project. iFellows will participate in an 11-week paid summer research fellowship, at either the University of Utah (UU), Utah State University (USU), or Brigham Young University (BYU). The 2015 program will run from May 18, 2015-July 31, 2015. Throughout the summer, iFellows work side-by-side with iUTAH researchers and graduate students to learn the fundamentals of basic research, and are expected to spend 40 hours per week working on their assigned project. In addition, the iFellows will attend cohort-building sessions throughout the summer where they will learn professional skills, practice poster and oral presentations, and engage with panels of STEM professionals from a number of different careers. iFellows present their results in a poster session at the annual iUTAH Symposium in July and at the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research the following spring.
Deadline: December 28, 2014
The University of Utah American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Chapter and iUTAH are pleased to announce that it will be accepting applications for participant support (up to $500) to the 2015 AISES Joint Regions 1 & 3 Conference being held in Salt Lake City, UT from March 5-7, 2015 at the University Guest House and Conference Center. Applicants must be undergrad or grad students attending school in one of the states indicated on the application.
Agent-Based Modeling of a Hydrological-Human-Ecological Water Systems
Utah State University (USU) invites applicants for a PhD-level graduate research assistant position beginning in August 2015. The research assistant will develop an agent-based model to couple hydrological, human, and ecological components of an integrated water system. The assistantship is part of a multi-year, National Science Foundation-funded iUTAH project aimed at understanding water resources sustainability in Utah’s urbanizing Wasatch Front.
Social and Engineered Aspects of Utah’s Urban Water Systems
The iUTAH project anticipates hiring 2-4 postdoctoral fellows in the coming year. The successful candidate for this one
position will be a post-doctoral fellow with social and/or engineering science expertise to work with iUTAH social scientists, engineers, planners, hydrologists, and ecologists on our interdisciplinary team. We are interested in hiring an individual who will work with and expand upon existing iUTAH datasets on at least one of three possible themes:
- Individual, organizational, and institutional drivers of water use and management behaviors
- Responses of water actors to changes in environmental conditions
- Impacts of built water infrastructure on urban water budgets and water quality
The successful candidate will become a post-doctoral associate based at either the University of Utah, Utah State University, or Brigham Young University. The position has an initial appointment of one year, with the option of renewal for a second year, subject to satisfactory progress and the availability of funds.
Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry of Urban Watersheds
The iUTAH project anticipates hiring 2-4 postdoctoral fellows over the next 9 months to work with hydrologists, ecologists, biogeochemists, climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers. The successful candidate for this position will work with iUTAH faculty and students at a facility consisting of both a sub-watershed scale urban hydro-observatory and experimental bioretention systems. We are particularly interested in an individual whose research will focus on coupled hydrological and biogeochemical processes in urban catchment ecosystems, using modeling, observational, and experimental approaches. It is expected that this postdoctoral research will help to 1) quantify the spatial and temporal patterns in how urbanization impacts water quality and quantity, and 2) assist in the development and evaluation of solutions (green infrastructure) to pressing water quality issues at the mountain to urban transition.
Ecohydrological/Climatic Aspects of Utah’s Water Systems
The iUTAH project anticipates hiring 2-4 postdoctoral fellows in the coming year. At least one individual will work with iUTAH hydrologists, ecologists, climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers in Focus Area 1. All applicants must be comfortable working with large real-time datasets to answer ecohydrological questions. In this announcement, we seek postdoctoral applicants to work with faculty on one or more of the following topics:
- Coupled processes in mountain aquatic/terrestrial ecology
- Urban eco-hydrology and/or hydro-ecology
- Ecosystem processes along montane through urban transitions
- Coupled regional climate and urban climate modeling
The successful candidate will become a post-doctoral associate at either Brigham Young University, Utah State University or University of Utah. Postdoctoral positions are expected to be 2-year appointments. However, the position has an initial appointment of one year, with the option of renewal for a second year, subject to satisfactory progress and the availability of funds.
Modeling coupled human-natural water systems
The iUTAH (innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability) project anticipates hiring 2-4 postdoctoral fellows in the coming year. At least one position will be a post-doctoral fellow with modeling expertise to work with iUTAH hydrologists, ecologists, climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers on our interdisciplinary team.
- The primary focus is to lead development of and experimentation with modeling frameworks for investigating human-natural interactions related to the region’s water quality and water supply. iUTAH has hydrologic, ecological, climate, land use, and agent-based models under development, and opportunities for validating their coupling include sophisticated terrestrial and aquatic sensor arrays installed by iUTAH along the region’s mountain and urban environments.
- As a secondary task, the selected candidate will work with stakeholders and scientists to investigate a suite of scenarios representing future changes in the water system that can be used as a common basis for model evaluations by the interdisciplinary project team, and guide development of frameworks that stakeholders can use to interact with the models and visualize water outcomes.
The selected candidate will become a post-doctoral associate at the University of Utah, and will interact with project participants at Utah State University, Brigham Young University, and other campuses in Utah. The position has an initial appointment of one year, with the option of renewal for a second year, subject to satisfactory progress and the availability of funds.
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