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The Institute is seeking applicants for two newly created mid-career positions that will expand our research capabilities. We are seeking individuals with established research credentials who can work independently, attract external funding, and collaborate with our existing team. We anticipate two appointments. Areas of research focus for the new positions include:

  • Decision support analysis with expertise in one or more of the following: policy analysis, advanced statistics, uncertainty analysis, risk analysis.
  • Environmental economics with a focus on coastal and deltaic systems, decision making involving large scale ecosystem issues, and interest in integration of economics with biogeophysical system dynamics.
  • Geotechnical engineer or geoscientist with interest in shallow subsurface processes in coastal and deltaic substrates, including modeling and assessment of man-made structures (e.g., levees, floodwalls, etc.)
  • Aquatic ecosystem modeler with an interest in working in coastal and deltaic environments and expertise in one of the following areas: primary production including macrophytes and phytoplankton, fish and shellfish dynamics, biogeochemistry.


Qualifications include a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, several years post-doctoral and/or project managerial experience, and a track record of research funding and scholarly publication. The Institute expects to offer a competitive salary commensurate with a candidate’s skills and experience. This is a full-time exempt position and includes a full range of employee benefits.

How to Apply

Interested persons should submit a brief letter describing research experience and interests, a resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Lyndsey Mitchell electronically at lmitchell[at]thewaterinstitute[dot]org or by mail to The Water Institute of the Gulf, 301 N. Main St., Suite 2000, Baton Rouge, LA 79825. Questions and clarifications on duties and qualifications can be directed to Dr. Denise Reed, Chief Scientist, atdreed[at]thewaterinstitute[dot]org.