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Requisition # 3956

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, March 13th, 2023
College:College of Engineering
Department:IIHR Hydroscience Engineering



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Percent Time:100%
Position Description:

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Hydraulic Engineer

IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering ( at the University of Iowa ( seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral research scholar to join Dr. Troy Lyon’s research group (Troy Lyons | IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering ( Pay is commensurate with experience. The appointment is full-time for 1 year. This is an immediate opening and applications will be considered until a successful candidate is identified.

Research will focus on hydraulics, sediment transport, and fish passage at dams and other structures using reduced-scale laboratory models. Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Work independently on applied research projects with oversight by Principal Investigator (PI).

  • Perform experimental investigations to understand hydraulic conditions, design performance and develop solutions to improve hydraulic designs as needed.

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret laboratory model data.

  • Serve as a mentor to undergraduate and graduate students working on the project.

  • Document and report research results to the research team and project sponsor.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty, staff, and students of IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering (, a national and global leader in environmental and fluids-related research, education, and service. The University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a community built around higher education, with vibrant cultural opportunities and a long history of international connections, leadership, and accomplishment. Iowa City offers the safe, friendly quality of life for which the Midwest is known. Information regarding some of the resources that the University of Iowa and the local area provide can be found at (

Education Requirement:
  • Ph.D. in a relevant science or engineering field (e.g., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, etc.) prior to starting this position is required. 
Required Qualifications:
  • Experience in experimental research in the broad area of river mechanics is required.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience in experimental methods for river hydraulics, sediment transport, and fish passage is highly desirable.

  • Experience performing fundamental or applied research related to rivers, dams, or other hydraulic structures is desirable.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vita
Name and Contact Information of References
Letters of Interest
 Number of References:  3

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Contact Information

Contact:Paul Oh -
Cend-Engineering Administratio
Seamans Center
103 South Capitol Street
3016A SC
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5078
Department URL:

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