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[Met-jobs] 3-year Postdoc Position in cooperation with KIT/Germany at An-Najah National University (Palestine/West Bank)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:10:24 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

An-Najah National University (Nablus) and the KIT Institute of
Meteorology and Climate Research (Garmisch-Partenkirchen) are looking
for a candidate to fill a three-year Postdoc position at An-Najah
University. Working place is Nablus. The position is embedded in the
DFG-funded trilateral project “Integrating Microwave Link Data For
Analysis of Precipitation in Complex Terrain: Theoretical Aspects and
Hydrometeorological Applications (IMAP)”, with partners from Germany
(KIT, TU München, DWD), Palestine (An-Najah University) and Israel (Tel
Aviv University, Jerusalem College of Technology, Kinneret Limnological
Laboratory, Israel Hydrological Service). After a successful first phase
of two years, the DFG approved now the second phase with a duration of
three years.

The objective of IMAP is to develop and apply new methods for the
quantification of precipitation in regions of complex terrain and
thereby improve streamflow modeling and forecasts. We use data from
commercial MW-link networks and develop new methods for the derivation
of rainfall and humidity information, as well as methods to do spatial
reconstruction of the line-integrated information that MW-links provide.
To account for the complex runoff processes in our target regions, we
apply and improve the fully coupled model system WRF-Hydro, which is
then also used for streamflow forecasting.

The main work tasks for the Postdoc are:

· Receive training on WRF-Hydro by KIT experts in Germany

· Validate current WRF-Hydro setup for the Wadi Faria (East of Nablus)

· Extend WRF-Hydro with channel loss and overbank flow parametrization

· Validate new parametrization implementations

· Carry out performance analysis for different rainfall products
(MW-links, weather radar, dense gauge network) for Wadi Faria

To be successful the potential Postdoc should have:

· A PhD in environmental or natural sciences, engineering or computer

· Very good programming skills, preferably (but not necessarily) in

· Good knowledge of UNIX/Linux systems

· Publication record in atmospheric or hydrological sciences

· Good communication skills in English

· Willingness to work in a trilateral project with German, Palestinian
and Israeli scientists

Please send your detailed application electronically and in one pdf-file to <>

Prof. Dr. Anan Jayyousi, An-Najah National University

and <>

Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) &
University of Augsburg

Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Campus Alpin - Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU)
Kreuzeckbahnstrasse 19
82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Chair for Regional Climate and Hydrology
University of Augsburg

KIT - The Research University in the Helmholtz Association

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