EPA Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Modeling Fellowship


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  • EPA, Maryland
    Oct 27, 2020

Do you have educational experience and an interest in water quality modeling in the field of coastal estuarine systems.

The Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) of U.S. EPA Region 3 is seeking a participant to conduct research research on the Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Model. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will conduct research and have access to a world class team of model practitioners in the Chesapeake Bay Program who are contributing to ongoing projects involving the development and application of numeric models to support the historic Chesapeake Bay TMDL with technical support needed to restore and maintain Chesapeake living resources from challenges of climate change, growth, and other impacts.

The research includes the state-of-the-art simulation of water quality processes in the water column, sediment, shallow water, shoreline processes, and ecological processes in support of Chesapeake Bay Program management needs. Model development activities will be development of the next-generation Chesapeake Bay model to assess Chesapeake Bay water and ecosystem quality using an unstructured grid model such as SCHISM, FVCOM, or other unstructured grid models.

Annual stipend up to $60,000 commensurate with educational level and experience

Preferred skills:
  • Evidence of strong quantitative skills.
  • Evidence of experience in using numerical models for ocean and estuaries.
  • Evidence of broad knowledge of coastal and estuarine systems.