Research Associate in Regional Hydrometeorological Modeling

University of Bristol

Bristol, , GB

This is a postdoctoral position based in the world leading Water and Environmental research team in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol. We are looking for candidates with excellent experience on hydrometeorological modelling at regional-scale, particularly interested in investigating impacts of groundwater dynamics on hydrological processes at the surface (e.g. soil moisture, evapotranspiration, streamflow). This position will complement our recent development of a groundwater parameterization for large-scale hydrological applications, under the NERC-funded project AMUSED (A MUlti-scale Soil moisture-Evapotranspiration Dynamics), to be implemented into the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES). Previous experience with land surface models (e.g. JULES, CLM, Noah, VIC), programming knowledge (e.g. Fortran or C), and experience with Linux operating system are essential.

The candidate will collect and develop a database with meteorological and ancillary data (available either globally or from ground-based measurements), set up and run JULES with our newly developed groundwater parameterization, and evaluate model performance against available measurements for a number of selected regions in the world. The candidate will work as part of our research team; hence we are looking for someone with proven ability to work in a team and in developing collaborative links. Excellent communication skills and written and spoken English are also essential.

Candidates should hold, or expect to hold shortly, a PhD or equivalent in hydrology or related discipline (e.g. environmental science, meteorology) with an interest in large-scale hydrological or land surface modelling applications. A proven track record of publications in peer-reviewed high-quality journals is essential.

This post is offered on a full time fixed term contract for up to seven months. It is anticipated that interviews will take place shortly after the closing date.

Informal enquiries can be made to: Rafael Rosolem email address: [email protected]