Post-doctoral scientists (2) (Hydrometeorology, climate and drought modelling)

Ghent University

Ghent, , BE

Job description


We are looking to recruit 2 (post-doctoral) scientists to join our young and enthusiastic team at Ghent University.

Scientists will investigate the propagation and intensification of global drought events within the context of the ERC-funded project DRY-2-DRY.

Complete information about the project can be found at, including a short description of the specific work blocks.

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Ghent is a vibrant university city located in the heart of Europe. Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium, with 200 years of history. Our eleven faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. The innovative research at the Hydrology lab (LHWM) focuses on the study of physical processes related to the water and energy cycle occurring at the land surface, and the techniques to monitor hydrological processes at different scales.

Profile of the candidate


  • Expertise with atmospheric boundary layer models and/or vapour transport models.
  • Good proficiency in computer programming, including Matlab and/or Python.
  • Experience publishing in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Good knowledge of remote sensing, management of big datasets, applied mathematics and numerical modelling. 
  • Recommended experience coordinating group activities and supervising students.
  • A creative, innovative, critical and analytical mindset is necessary, together with the ability to work independently.
  • Excellent level of English.


Starting date between February and June 2017. Contract length of up to 5 years.

Deadline for application: December 1st 2016, or until filled.

Interviews will take place in mid-December.

  • Candidates from outside Belgium are welcome, and are expected to move to the country.
  • Opportunity to spend prolonged periods in other leading research institutes of Europe and USA.
  • Expected attendance to multiple international conferences and workshops.
  • Wage according to Flemish university indices.