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Vacancies 29th Nov. 2020

Vacancies in soil science and related fields. Use ISMC Vacancies as reference.


PhD and Postdoc Positions at University of Illinois in Ecosystem Modeling and Remote Sensing at University of Illinois, USA

Global Recruitment of Talents: PhD and Postdoc Positions
at University of Illinois in Ecosystem Modeling and Remote Sensing
We are recruiting multiple PhD students and two Postdoctoral Researchers through Institute for
Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) , Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) and National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Funding up to five years is guaranteed for PhD students through fellowship, research-assistant, and/or teaching-assistant. The postdoctoral position is full-time, 1-year duration, with possibility of annual extension, contingent upon performance and funding.

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Experimental Hydrology and Earth Surface Processes at Wageningen University, The Netherlands
The Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management group, which is part of the Department of Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University & Research, is keen to hire an Assistant Professor (0.8-1.0 fte). The group seeks to contribute to understanding hydrological processes for improved water management through developing measurement, modelling and prediction techniques, working at a range of spatial and temporal scales, with a focus on river basins and deltas.


Post-doc Emissions from peatland and their feedbacks on climateat CNRS, France
This postdoctoral position will be open at LPC2E (CNRS, Orléans University, CNES, in Orleans, France. It will contribute to better understand peatland greenhouse gases (GHG), volatile organic compounds (VOC) and biomass burning emissions in the context of climate change.


Post Doc on Global land data assimilation system (LDAS-Monde) in France

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral research fellowship starting in March or April 2021, at Meteo-France, in the Mesoscale Modelling Group of Centre National de Recherches Meteorologiques (CNRM) in Toulouse, France ( to work on the following

Use of a global land data assimilation system (LDAS-Monde) to produce the root-zone soil moisture essential climate variable. (12-month contract)

CNRM develops the ISBA land surface model within SURFEX, an operational modeling platform able to simulate the terrestrial water and carbon fluxes. SURFEX is an open-source platform coupled to a number of atmospheric and hydrological models, and includes a land data assimilation system (LDAS) based on an Extended Kalman filter, able to analyze root-zone soil moisture (RZSM) and vegetation biomass at spatial resolutions ranging from 1 to 25 km. LDAS-Monde is able to work at a global scale and satellite-derived products (surface soil moisture, LAI) are integrated into the ISBA land surface model. The analyses produced by LDAS-Monde account for the synergies of the various upstream products.

The post-doctorate fellow will develop the use of LDAS-Monde for producing 25-km global daily RZSM using the ESA CCI+ SSM product together with the Copernicus Global Land Service LAI product. She(he) will make numerical experiments to assess the added value of assimilating individual satellite-derived products and improvements with respect to several benchmarks.

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Associate Scientist II: Data Assimilation here at NCAR, located in Boulder, Colorado
As an Associate Scientist - you will be in the Data Assimilation Research Section (DAReS) in the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL). DAReS develops and maintains the Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART), a community tool for ensemble data assimilation. DART interfaces with dozens of models and enables researchers to apply data assimilation (DA) techniques throughout a range of disciplines including meteorology, oceanography, space weather, and hydrology.


In addition to the close collaboration with the rest of the DAReS team, this Associate Scientist (AS) will use DART to enhance and support ongoing data assimilation (DA) research.

Please click here to to review the responsibilities/requirements of this position and to apply if interested:


The Institute of Soil Research is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate at BoKU, Vienna, Austria
Extent of employment : 40 hours per week ( Duration of employment: 2 years FTE, starting by early 2021 (Workplace: Peter Jordanstraße 82, 1190 Vienna, Austria
Gross monthly salary and pay grade in terms of collective agreement for university staff (payable 14 times per year): B1 lit. b, € 3.889,50
Within the eLTER PLUS Project (Advanced Community Project for the eLTER Research Infrastructure, https://www.lter ), the Institute of Soil Research at BOKU is coordinating the task “Plot scale ecosystem process understanding”, which aims to study ecosystem responses to globally critical environmental challenges.



Professor in Hydropedology at KU Leuven
Part-time professorship available at the interface between hydrology and soil science:

PhD Student Opportunities in Water Resources and Urban Hydrology, FAMU-FSU College, USA
I am recruiting up to three PhD students to join my group in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
Department at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering beginning Fall 2021. Admitted graduate students will receive full tuition, stipend, and benefits.
The students will be primarily working on a funded project from Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) for development of a statewide decision support tool related to green infrastructure to address runoff and pollution mitigation in urban watersheds. Other projects in my group include impact of nonstationary stressors— climate and land use change as well as sea-level rise—on hydrology, water quality, and ecology, impact of coastal
hazards on the resiliency of urban infrastructure systems, groundwater and surface water interactions, harmful algal bloom prediction using advance numerical methods and agricultural best management practices for runoff and pollution mitigation. Additional details about research activities in my group are provided in my website ( Candidates should have a BSc and MSc in civil engineering, agricultural & biological engineering, environmental sciences, earth sciences or related field. It is expected that the candidates
have strong computer programming skills (R, MATLAB, or Python), watershed modeling and geospatial analysis (e.g. GIS). Desired soft skills include strong communication, fast learning and the ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team.



Senior Scientist in regional-climate modeling and coupled, multi-scale climate modeling at Boku Vienna, Austria

The Institute of Meteorology and Climatology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) is seeking to fill two permanent Senior Scientist positions: one each in the areas of regional-climate modeling and coupled, multi-scale climate modeling.
Both appointments will be made at 20h/week. An upgrade of the appointment (towards 40h/week) is possible, contingent on third-party funds acquired by the applicant or institute.

We offer an open, creative, and innovative work environment in one of the most livable cities in the world. Future colleagues are expected to contribute to the development of the research programs of the institute as well as to advising, teaching and administration.
Informal inquiries regarding both positions can be directed to Prof.
Harald Rieder (<>).

Further details regarding both positions are provided below.
The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna seeks to increase the number of its female faculty and staff members. Therefore qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference unless reasons specific to an individual male candidate tilt the balance in his favor.
Please send your job application incl. motivation letter and CV to the Personnel department,

Position 1 - regional climate modeling (Reference code: 208)

Application deadline: November 30, 2020

Position 2 - coupled, multi-scale climate modeling (Reference code: 212)

Application deadline: December 1, 2020







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