[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Assistant or Research Associate in Land Surface Modeling and Soil Moisture Scaling, University of Bristol

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Sep 15 11:32:04 MDT 2014

*Research Assistant or Research Associate in Land Surface Modeling and 
Soil Moisture Scaling*

*Summary: * A postdoctoral position is available to evaluate the 
performance of the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES) in 
reproducing soil moisture dynamics and key land-atmosphere interactions 
in the UK at hyper-spatial resolution in combination with novel 
cosmic-ray soil moisture technology and remote sensing products. A PhD 
in meteorology/hydrology or related disciplines (e.g. 
environmental science) with an interest in land-atmosphere interactions, 
numerical modeling, remote sensing, and data assimilation is essential.

This 30-month appointment (with potential extension to 36 months) is 
part of the NERC-funded project AMUSED (A MUlti-scale Soil 
moisture-Evapotranspiration Dynamics study) whose ultimate goal is to 
identify the spatiotemporal scale-dependency of key dominant processes 
that control changes in soil moisture and land-atmosphere interactions. 
AMUSED will employ new innovative technology for soil moisture 
monitoring using cosmic-rays sensors in combination with land surface 
modeling, satellite remote sensing, and data assimilation methods. Some 
fieldwork will take place, especially at the initial stages of the 
project to deploy and install/calibrate cosmic-ray soil 
moisture sensors. For more information about AMUSED, please visit 

*Required skills* include experience using land surface models (e.g., 
JULES, CLM, Noah, VIC) to predict soil-vegetation-atmosphere 
interactions, some programming knowledge (e.g., Fortran or C) and 
experience with Linux operating system, demonstrated ability to publish 
peer-reviewed papers, effective written and oral communication skills, 
willingness to work in a team, in an academic research environment, and 
development collaborative links.

*Desired skills* include knowledge of hydrometeorology, land-atmosphere 
interactions, data assimilation and/or remote sensing, and some 
previous experience with fieldwork activities.

*For informal inquiries*, please contact Dr Rafael 
Rosolem (rafael.rosolem at bristol.ac.uk <mailto:rafael.rosolem at bristol.ac.uk>)

*To apply*, please visit http://bit.ly/1wor2CP
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