Post-doc Assistant Professor (Adjunct) in Department of Hydrology and hydrodynamics via EURAXESS

Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences

Warsaw, Poland 🇵🇱

INSTITUTION:  Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Science              

 CITY  Warsaw

POSITION:  Post-doc Assistant Professor (Adjunct) in Department of Hydrology and hydrodynamics

DISCIPLINE:  Earth sciences, geophysics

POSTED:  19.01.2023

EXPIRES:  15.02.2023

WEBSITE www.igf.edu.pl

KEYWORDS:  Geophysics, Earth Sciences, Arctic

Tasks

The candidate will join the group implementing the project NCN SONATA BIS No. 2020/38 / E / ST10 / 00139 “Applied remote sensing and geophysical imaging in recognition of the changes of the water balance in High Arctic catchments “. The planned research includes, inter alia:

  1. A comprehensive water balance study in two High Arctic mountainous catchments located in Svalbard to investigate the heterogeneity in the cryo-hydro-meteorological conditions and their seasonal dynamics.
  2. Investigation and modeling relationships between permafrost and hydrology to understand the dynamics of the cryo-hydro-geological system in the mountainous catchments.
  3. Preparing, organizing and conducting field experiments in the Svalbard region, processing the acquired data.
  4. Preparation or contribution to the publication of papers in JCR journals and conference presentations.

Title of the NCN competition

SONATA BIS

Requirements:

  1. PhD in Earth sciences or related sciences obtained maximum 7 years before starting work on the project. It is allowed to submit applications by persons who obtain a doctoral degree before the date of commencement of work;
  2. The candidate should have knowledge on permafrost and hydrology and will be expected to work partially in the Arctic.
  3. The ideal candidate should be familiar with hydrological measurements, geophysical methods, and be familiar with programming (MATLAB, R, Python) and GIS (e.g. ArcGIS).
  4. Experience in cryo-hydro-geological modeling (eg CryoGRID 3, Advanced
    Terrestrial Simulator);
  5. Fluent English enabling the presentation of results at international conferences, communication, reading and writing scientific papers.
  6. Outstanding scientific achievements;
  7. Motivation for scientific work.

* In accordance with NCN requirements, a post-doc position may be filled only by a person who obtained a doctoral degree in an entity other than the one where the post is to be filled not earlier than 7 years before the year of employment in the project. This period may be extended by the time of being on long-term (more than 90 days) documented sickness benefits or rehabilitation benefits due to inability to work. In addition, the number of months spent on leave related to the care and upbringing of children granted in accordance with the Labour Code may be added to this period, and in the case of women – 18 months for each child born or adopted.

In addition, in accordance with NCN requirements, an employed person during the period of receiving this remuneration will not receive any other remuneration from funds granted as direct costs from research projects financed within NCN competitions and during the period of receiving this remuneration will not receive any remuneration from another employer based on an employment contract, including from an employer based outside Poland.

Conditions of employment:

  1. The amount of funds for employment is PLN 10,000 gross / month (which is approximately PLN 6,000 net)
  2. Stage dimension: full time
  3. Employment period – 36 months
  4. Employment is planned from 01/03/2023
  5. According to the NCN conditions, during the employment period, a post-doc may not receive any other remuneration

Additional information:

The project is financed under the NCN SONATA BIS competition no. “Applied remote sensing and geophysical imaging in recognition of the changes of the water balance in High Arctic catchments”.

The main objective of the project is a comprehensive water balance study in two High Arctic mountainous catchments located in Svalbard to investigate the heterogeneity in the cryo-hydro-meteorological conditions and their seasonal dynamics.

Such complex investigation will be achieved by interdisciplinary approach:

  1. Investigation of water balance in each catchment taking into account new measurements of runoff, precipitation gradient, evapotranspiration, soil moisture, glacier mass balance, snow cover, ground temperature, and groundwater.
  2. Analyses of hydro-meteorological time series using in-situ and remote measurements (GPR and UAV), to recognize the dynamics of hydrological and topoclimatological processes at a range of temporal scales in different sites.
  3. Analyses of the added value of new time series (evaporation, precipitation, soil moisture, groundwater) on the constraining hydrological models to limit uncertainty of simulations.

We propose an integrated approach taking into account the freeze-thaw cycles of water in the soil, to describe and model hydrological processes. These cycles influence river discharge by changing the hydraulic properties of the soil and by either contributing to or preventing infiltration. It is planned to use cryo-hydro-geological models for a better understanding of processes linking hydrology and permafrost under varying climatic conditions for the first time in Svalbard. In particular, we would like to analyse (i) an influence of active layer thickness on the surface and near-surface water storage, drainage, and routing; (ii) test the effect of surface water, soil moisture, and groundwater on permafrost distribution and degradation; (iii) analyse how active layer thickness changes in the past have altered observed discharge patterns; (iv) and how future permafrost degradation will influence the hydrological regime.

The work will be carried out under the supervision of:

Dr. hab. Marzena Osuch (marz@igf.edu.pl) and dr. Tomasz Wawrzyniak (twawrzyniak@igf.edu.pl), Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences

Required documents:

  • CV
  • Document certifying that the PhD degree was awarded
  • Motivation letter
  • information on scientific achievements (including a list of publications), awards and scientific internships
  • electronic versions of the two most important publications (or typescripts of unpublished works) which the candidate considers to be representative of his / her scientific output;
  • two letters of recommendation;
  • Other documents relevant to the case

For additional information, please contact: Marzena Osuch, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Księcia Janusza 64, tel. +48 226915856, e-mail: marz@igf.edu.pl

Form of offers:
Application documents should be sent (date of receipt) until 15.02.2023 to the email address: kariera@igf.edu.pl

Please include the clause in the CV

I agree to the processing of personal data contained in my job offer for the needs necessary to carry out the recruitment process carried out by the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences with its registered office at 64 Księcia Janusza, 01-452 Warsaw, Poland,  in accordance with art. 6 par. 1 lit. a Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (general data protection regulation). At the same time, I consent to the processing of my personal data for the purposes of future recruitment.


POSITION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

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