February 2012
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[Met-jobs] Post-doc position in global hydrologic data assimilation at TU Delft

From Susan Steele-Dunne <>
Date Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:47:27 +0100

Post-doc: Data-intensive modeling of the global water cycle

Department/faculty: Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Level: PhD degree (post doc)
Working hours: 40 hours per week
Contract: 2 years
Salary: €2744 to €3195 per month gross

Civil Engineering and Geosciences
The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences provides leading,
international research and education. Our research addresses societal
issues, with innovation and sustainability as central themes. Research
and education are closely interwoven. The faculty consists of the
Departments of Design & Construction, Hydraulic Engineering, Transport
& Planning, Water Management and Geotechnology.

Job description
The development of a high resolution global hydrological model has
recently been put forward as Grand Challenge for the hydrological
community. In order to ensure proper parameterization of such a model,
massive assimilation of remotely sensed data is needed. Full use will
need to be made of the possibilities that recent trends in the
availability of computational power offer. The successful candidate
will develop the tools for global scale assimilation of satellite and
ground-based data into the PCR-GLOBWB model. While based at the Water
Resources Management group of Delft University of Technology
(, the work will take place in close cooperation with
scientists from the eScience Center and Utrecht University.

The applicant should have a PhD degree in a relevant science (such as
one of the Earth Sciences or Applied Physics) and have affinity with
large scale computational problems.

Conditions of employment
The successful candidate will be employed full-time by TU Delft for a
fixed period of two years. TU Delft offers an attractive benefits
package, including a flexible work week, free high-speed Internet
access from home (with a contract of two years or longer), and the
option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package
(the 'IKA'). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective
Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Information and application
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Nick
van de Giesen by e-mail To apply, please
send a letter of application together with a Curriculum Vitae that
explicitly states your educational record, recent major achievements,
programming skills, list of publications, industrial experience (if
any) and the names of three persons who could be contacted for a
reference. Please e-mail the documents to the following address: Applications will be accepted until the
position is filled.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CITG11-31.

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