Postdoc: “XEROS: eXtreme EuRopean drOughtS: Multimodel synthesis of past, present and future events”

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Leipzig, Germany
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Your tasks:

  • Establishment of high-resolution, multi-model hydrologic models across Europe
  • Historical reconstruction and assessment of (meteorological, agricultural and hydrologic) droughts based on multi-model ensembles including benchmarking of severe drought events in a long perspective (i.e., 500-year)
  • Enhancing the reliability of future hydro-climatic projections

Your profile:

  • The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in hydrology/environmental sciences, or climatology
  • Very good programming and scripting skills (e.g., Fortran, R, or Python)
  • Sound experience in hydrologic and land-surface modeling with focus on drought assessment
  • Strong scientific background in statistical analysis of hydro-climatic datasets
  • Communication skills in English and willingness to work in a team
  • Present and publish results at scientific conferences and high impact peer-reviewed scientific journal

All applicants are kindly asked to please upload the following documents/information:
(1) cover letter
(2) CV
(3) names and contact information of 2 professional references

We offer:

  • Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
  • The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic research and close to being ready for application
  • Work in inter-disciplinary, multinational teams and excellent links with national and international research networks
  • A vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural offering for a balance between family and professional life
  • Interesting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses
  • Remuneration up to  TVöD public-sector pay grade 13 including attractive public-sector social security benefits