Post-Doctoral Researcher or Data Scientist (18 months)

Hydrological/Earth System Modeller

A suitably qualified candidate (PhD or highly qualified Masters/or excellent primary degree with good modelling experience (e.g. hydrological / land surface models)) is required to support the data and computational R&D aspects within the SoMoSAT work-programme. Part of this role will involve overseeing the acquisition of relevant geo-spatial (e.g. climate, soils, vegetation) data, including data from airborne (e.g. drones) platforms as well as in-situ sensors. The main focus of the role will involve the development and/or application of hydrological modelling techniques that will directly contribute to the overall project aim, namely, the development of high resolution soil moisture estimates for Ireland. The role will also involve the identification of suitable monitoring locations to inform a national monitoring policy.

The candidate will work closely with the Principal Investigators, and project partners in Teagasc, and be responsible for ensuring that the data acquisition and monitoring and modelling aspects of the research work plan are adhered to in terms of tasks, outputs, deliverables and milestones. A high level of initiative and personal drive is required as this will be an environment where you will be joining the project at ground level, helping to lead the design and shape of technical solutions as well as implementing them. The candidate must have the ability to work independently under minimal direction and on their own initiative. The work will involve travel in the field and meeting with project partners, attend relevant conferences as well as collating/preparing material for research funding calls.

Apply at: before 24 January 2021

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