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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Florida Atlantic University

Date Posted Jun. 29, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
University Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL, United States
Department Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Water Resources Engineering
    Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering (CEGE) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is currently accepting applications for multiple Postdoctoral Research Associates. Being highly active in sponsored research focusing on urban mobility/infrastructure and water resources/environmental sustainability, the Department hosts the Freight Mobility Research Institute (, which is a TIER 1 University Transportation Center sponsored by the US Department of Transportation, and the Center for Water Resiliency and Risk Reduction (

Florida Atlantic University currently serves around 30,000 students including a significant number of postdoctoral researchers. It ranks as the most racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse institution in Florida’s State University System and is classified as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Research is taking place across a broad spectrum of disciplines, with special emphasis placed upon the university’s three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology, and contemporary societal challenges. For more information, please see

Florida is the third most populous state in the US. The FAU Boca Raton campus is one of the most beautiful university campuses in the nation, 30 minutes away from two international airports (FLL & PBI) and 45 minutes from Miami/MIA. The City of Boca Raton is “a jewel” on Florida's Atlantic Coast with year-round pleasant weather, numerous beaches and golf courses, and a variety of cultural and recreational activities that provide an outstanding quality of life.


The responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Research Associate will include but are not limited to leading funded research projects on watershed master plans, supervising graduate research assistants, and writing research proposals, reports, and papers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Water Resources, GIS, Civil/Environmental Engineering, and related fields
  • Demonstrated research credentials
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Potential to collaborate on the development of research proposals and grants
  • Demonstrated leadership/managerial skills

Preferred Qualifications

Research experience in hydrology, water resource engineering, flood modeling, flood control, geospatial engineering, remote sensing, GIS, and related areas.

Duration of the Position

These are full‐time (40 hours/week) positions with a contract for 12 months and an opportunity to extend to multiple years, subject to performance and funding availability. The position will start immediately after the background check for employment is completed.

Salary & Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with experience. If the position extends after 12 months, a salary increase may be offered. The benefits package can be found at:  

 Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least two references in a single PDF file to Professor Yan Yong ( Applicants are encouraged to submit their completed applications as soon as possible. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations, please call 561‐297‐3057.TTY/TDD 1‐800‐955‐8771.


Applicants must be able to legally work in the US. Foreign citizens eligible for Post Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) are welcome to apply. International scholars may be eligible for short‐term J1 visas, but FAU cannot guarantee that such visas will be issued

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Contact Information

  • Yan Yong
    Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering
    Florida Atlantic University
    777 Glades Road
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • 561-297-3445


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