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[Met-jobs] Hydrology PD/Data Scientist, Maynooth University (18 months)

From Rowan Fealy <>
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Date Tue, 12 Jan 2021 10:39:25 +0000

Hydrology PD Researcher / Data Scientist, Maynooth University (18 months)


A suitably qualified candidate (PhD or highly qualified Masters/or excellent primary degree with good modelling experience (e.g. hydrological / land surface models)) is required to support the data and computational R&D aspects within the SoMoSAT (Soil Moisture estimates from Satellites) work-programme, externally funded by the national Environmental Protection Agency. Part of this role will involve overseeing the acquisition of relevant geo-spatial (e.g. climate, soils, vegetation) data, including data from airborne (e.g. drones) platforms as well as in-situ sensors. The main focus of the role will involve the development and/or application of hydrological modelling techniques that will directly contribute to the overall project aim, namely, the development of high-resolution soil moisture estimates for Ireland. A secondary component will involve the identification of suitable monitoring locations to inform a national monitoring policy.


The successful candidate will work closely with the existing Data Scientist who is developing a novel data platform to ingest, analyse and fuse multi-thematic and multi-temporal data streams, including satellite and in situ data, using machine learning techniques to derive spatial estimates of soil moisture from Earth Observation data. The successful candidate will employ outputs from the existing work packages, using suitable hydrological modelling techniques, to estimate soil moisture, ideally over the vertical soil profile. The role will also involve field work, deployment of instrumentation and identification of suitable test sites for drone surveys, undertaken by a research partner.


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Closing Date: 24 January 2021


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