Welcome to CHWR@NC State

The Climate, Hydrology and Water Resources Modeling and Synthesis Group is interested in understanding, modeling and forecasting hydrological fluxes at large spatial scales based on land surface and climatic indices. Other topics of research include water resources planning and management and environmental assessment in developing countries.

The group’s primary research interest is at the interface of climate and water management focusing on large-scale hydroclimatology. Current research sponsors include National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NC Water Resources Research Institute.


Two Postdoctoral Research Scientist Positions on Climate and Extreme-event Modeling @ CHWR

We seek two highly motivated postdoctoral research scientists to conduct innovative research in the two newly-funded NSF projects on CMIP6 downscaling (Project 1) and on developing climate-informed flood projections (Project 2) across the CONUS. The effort is a collaborative research with the USGS hydrologists and statisticians to develop climate-informed flood risk across the CONUS. The interest is to improve the skill of near-term climate change hindcasts and projections using novel quantile regression infused with AI methods and use that information for improving flood frequency curves using extreme value theory and Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling.

Ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in hydrology or climate or statistics with a strong background in machine learning and applied statistics. interested candidates should submit their application (see below) with the following information: (1) curriculum vita, (2) a letter describing research interests and experience, (3) recent publications (not more than three) and (4) names and contact information for three references. For full consideration, please apply before April 30, 2022.

The office of post-doctoral affairs at NC State offers excellent resources and mentoring opportunities for current post-docs to develop strong academic training. Applicants who meet the criteria should send the following materials in a single pdf file by email to Sankar Arumugam (sankar_arumugam AT ncsu.edu).

Post-doctoral and PhD Research Opportunities @CHWR

The research group is always interested in recruiting highly motivated post-doctoral research scientists and PhD students for research on climate, hydrology and water resources. The ideal candidates will have a strong background in climate, hydrological modeling and water management. Knowledge and research experience on mathematical programming, data analysis and stochastic modeling would be a plus. Applicants should have a Masters degree in water/energy/hydrology/climate or a related field. Interested applicants canĀ  directly contact Dr. Sankar Arumugam (sankar_arumugam AT ncsu.edu).