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Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Posted on August 9th, 2018

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Information System Design and Development


Dr. Ibrahim Demir seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral research scholar to join his research group within IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Iowa. The initial appointment is full-time for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding. Research will fall within the broad topics of design and development of information systems. Of particular interest is data management and web application development. The research team is open to other related research topics and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.


This position is available immediately and the start date is relatively flexible.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty, staff, and students of IIHR—Hydroscience & 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 (


Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer/Software Engineering, or related field is required.


Demonstrated record in design and development of information systems and web applications is required.


Experience required in:

  • design and development of information systems;
  • geo-spatial database design and management (PostgreSQL preferred);
  • web-based user interface design and development;
  • experience in developing tools for scientific visualization;


Successful candidates must possess a broad knowledge of information systems, database management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Internet technologies, excellent communication skills, and the ability to effectively interact with faculty, students, and staff from a broad range of disciplines.


Desirable Qualifications:

Experience in projects on information management, scientific visualizations or information systems



Pay is commensurate with experience.


To Apply:

All qualified applicants are required to apply through by providing a CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references. Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, contact Ibrahim Demir (


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.

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