Research Associate (Postdoc) on Hydrogeodesy via EURAXESS

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg 🇱🇺


SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

Your Role…

The successful candidate will join a research team of Prof. T. van Dam focused on using geodetic observations to better understand geodynamic and environmental processes. The candidate will carry out research under the framework of an international collaboration, GlobalCDA (Global Calibration and Data Assimilation The main goal of the project is to advance global-scale hydrological modeling and our understanding of the global freshwater system through model development and calibration and data assimilation. The research is entering the second phase (three years) of a six-year project. 

The successful candidate will perform the following tasks:

  • Develop techniques to use observed GNSS surface displacements
    • to validate the GlobalCDA models
    • to invert for water storage
  • Software development to improve existing software
  • Collaborate with the existing GlobalCDA research team
  • Disseminate research results in peer reviewed publications and conference presentations
  • Assist to the extent possible in PhD co-supervision

Your Profile…

The candidate should possess a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Geophysics, or Geodesy and:

  • Strong program development skills in Python and MATLAB
  • Commitment to developing new knowledge
  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to work independently
  • Language Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required

Here’s what awaits you at SnT…

  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 45 industry partners
  • Be part of a multicultural family. At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

Find out more about us!

In Short…

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Starting date: January 2022
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL04297

How to apply…

Applications, written in English should be submitted online and should include:

  • Full CV, including a list of publications
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses
  • Research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate (300 words)
  • Contact information for 3 referees

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by Email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About the University of Luxembourg…

University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

Further information

For further information, please contact at [email protected]





IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development