The Hydrological and Climate Variability Research Group of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Faculty of Environmental Sciences) is opening positions for senior and postdoctoral fellows.
High-profile international candidates from engineering, geosciences or computer science, wishing to achieve a further step in their career in the dynamic research environment of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague are welcome to apply. Candidates with previous experience in data analysis of big data sets and solid background in basic science will be considered with particular attention. Potential research specializations involve the study of hydroclimatic extremes, the application of remote sensing data in hydrology and climatology, the integration of paleoclimatic reconstructions in hydrological modeling, the quantification/modelling of global water cycle, modelling of hydrological balance and extremes at ungauged sites, snow hydrology, hydrodynamics of porous media etc.
- salary up to 3000 EUR/month (senior researcher), 2000 EUR/month (postdoc researcher), plus publication- and project-related benefits.
- The opportunity to be part of a creative, interdisciplinary team
- Flexible working hours
- A stimulating working environment at an internationally recognized university in Prague
Please send your full application, including cover letter containing your motivation for the position, a detailed curriculum vitae, and contact details of at least two referees as a single PDF document by email to Petra Kadlecova ( ) by 28.2.2019 at the latest.
The size of the file should not exceed 15 MB.
About the employer
The Hydrological and Climate Variability Research Group is an interdisciplinary team of young researchers focusing on the interactions between hydrological and climatic processes. It is affiliated to the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and the Department of Water Resources and Environmental Modelling, under the direction of Dr. Martin Hanel. Building upon national and international collaborations, we are trying to analyze how climatic variability affects the water cycle components and vice versa. To achieve this we explore existing multi-source data or produce new ones from field measurements and computer simulations, develop sophisticated statistical and numerical methods to process them and apply novel approaches to visualize and present them. A main research line of the group is the study of extreme hydroclimatic events, and droughts in particular, as we are motivated by its severe socioeconomic consequences to current and future generations. Our research involves also the understanding and numerical modelling of physical processes related to atmosphere, hydrosphere including processes related to dynamics of soil and ground water and pollutant transport.
The Faculty of Environmental Science (FES) is the leading body of university education, research, development and expert activities in the environmental - ecological field. Doctoral studies at the FES are both full-time and combined and last 4 years. Subjects are taught in Czech and English.
We at FES are open to new ideas and will not hesitate to support promising projects and their young researchers. We understand the needs of doctoral students, and we therefore offer them a wide range of professional support:
- scholarship system based on student performance, including rewards for publishing,
- possibility of financing projects from faculty resources and the university grant agency,
- reimbursement of costs associated with publishing scientific outputs,
- financial participation of faculty for active participation in conferences,
- a rich offer of internships and study trips,
- accommodation in dormitories on the university campus,
- free access to specialized databases (Web of Science, etc.),
- use of excellently-equipped laboratories and state of the art scientific equipment and software.
Areas of Research
- Earth Geosciences
- Atmospheric Physics & Meteorology