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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Tropical Hydro-Ecological Modelling, Edinburgh

From Roger Brugge <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
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Date Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:49:54 +0000

University of Edinburgh
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Tropical Hydro-Ecological Modelling
Vacancy Ref: :  038510  Closing Date :  08-Feb-2017
Contact Person :        Emma Blacklock  Contact Number :        0131 650 5851
Contact Email : Emma.Blacklock@ed.ac.uk
We are looking for a postdoctoral research associate to research the effects of 
climate variation on crop yield and forest production across Africa. The work 
is funded by two research projects. The first is the UK Space Agency funded 
research project, Forests 2020. This is a large consortium project involving 
partners from six tropical forest countries (Brazil, Mexico, Ghana, Kenya, 
Indonesia and Colombia) with the aim of dramatically improving the uptake and 
usefulness of satellite data products in these countries. The second is a Royal 
Society challenge grant, with the aim to develop a soil moisture and crop yield 
diagnostic system for sub-Saharan Africa.

This PRDA will focus on analysing and modelling the effects of climate and soil 
moisture on crop and forest water use, photosynthesis and production. 
Competitive candidates will have experience in hydrological and/or 
biogeochemical modelling, model-data fusion, well developed numerical 
analytical skills, and a proven capacity to publish scientific outputs. The 
appointee will combine earth observations, field data and modelling to 
determine the current and future states of tropical production and plant 
growth, and their controlling processes. We have a well-developed model-data 
fusion system that will be used to meet project objectives.

This post is full time, fixed term for 24 months and is available from 01 April 
2017; or as soon as possible thereafter.

Full details at:
https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form


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