[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Fellow, hydrology, remote sensing and data assimilation, George Mason University
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Department Civil, Environmental & Infrastructure Engineering
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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of
Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Civil,
Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F017Az
Recruit Number Faculty - 6622
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
*Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Civil, Environmental and
The George Mason University Department of Civil, Environmental and
Infrastructure Engineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering,
is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to conduct
research in the fields of hydrology, remote sensing and data assimilation.
Specifically, the candidate will be involved with the project titled,
“Optimal Precipitation Estimation for Land Surface Modeling” sponsored
by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Joint Center for
Satellite Data Assimilation (http://www.jcsda.noaa.gov/). This project
proposes a new method to improve land surface model skills by optimally
merging precipitation estimates from different data sources to produce
the best forcing precipitation estimate that minimizes land surface
The successful candidate should be passionate and committed, have strong
analytical and communication skills; possess excellent Fortran
programming skills; has background in optimization, land surface
modeling and data assimilation. The candidate will also assist the
supervisors in the interpretation and publication of results, exercise
functional supervision over supporting graduate students, and contribute
to scientific publications. As part of the postdoctoral experience,
applicants will receive mentoring for developing research proposals, and
participation in career development activities will be strongly encouraged.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in one of the following
disciplines: civil/environmental/water resources engineering,
atmospheric science, hydrology, geography, physics, or a related field.
The candidate must demonstrate an academic record of scientific
excellence, independent research, and a strong interest in
interdisciplinary research. Strong modeling and programming skills are
essential. This position requires an individual who is able to
successfully work in a team environment.
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F017Az
at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and
upload a cover letter highlighting all qualifications, a curriculum
vitae, and a list of three professional references with contact
information. For questions about this position, please contact Dr.
Viviana Maggioni at vmaggion at gmu.edu.
The review of applications will begin after February 19, 2016, and
continue until the position is filled. This is a one-year term
appointment with the possibility of renewal based on the availability of
funding. The anticipated start date for this position is March 2016, or
as soon as possible thereafter.
For Full Consideration, Apply by: March 9, 2016
Posting Date 02/10/2016
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
1. Cover Letter
3. List of Professional References
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