[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, remote-sensing based water cycle information system

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Sun Jan 31 15:33:08 MST 2016


    Postdoctoral Fellow

Hiring departmentCtr Space Research
Monthly salary$4,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number15-09-15-01-0712
Job StatusOpen
FLSA statusExempt
Earliest Start DateImmediately
Position DurationTerminates on unknown date
Position open toall applicants
LocationMCC Building (Northwest Austin)
Number of vacancies1
General Notes

This system will support research in regional water cycle processes, aid 
water management decision support, wildfire hazard and agricultural 
productivity assessments, etc. The position offers ample opportunity for 
research in regional water cycle processes. Accessible facilities 
include a direct-broadcast satellite receiving system _ TACC 
supercomputers, and a community of space mission analysts.

      Required Application Materials

  * A Resume is required in order to apply
  * A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

      Additional Information


Contribute to the development of a remote-sensing based water cycle 
information system focused on the Southwestern USA and northern Mexico, 
extensible to central North America; integrating diverse remote-sensing 
observations and model-based data sets; spanning the real-time, seasonal 
and decadal time-scales.

Essential Functions

Research and development of the architecture and prototype elements of a 
water-cycle information system for the regions of interest. The system 
will enable research, data assessment and information delivery for 
different applications and water cycle studies. Incorporate diverse data 
sets within a common spatio-temporal framework. Prepare manuscripts for 
scientific publication. Help conceptualize and write grant applications 
in this and related areas of research. Supervise student research in 
allied topics.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

PhD in relevant engineering disciplines or natural sciences within last 
three years. Two or more of the following: (i) Knowledge of, or a record 
of water cycle research in the region of interest; (ii) Knowledge of 
remote-sensing methods, for example, for mass-flux (GRACE), vegetation 
(NDVI), precipitation; etc (iii) Familiarity with the land-surface and 
atmospheric model data sets; (iv) Knowledge of the development of 
information delivery systems for decision support.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent communication skills, with a strong publication record. Should 
be self-motivated, and demonstrate desire and ability to work with 
others individually and in a collaborative environment.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard 
at a workstation

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) 
under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of 
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week 
and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect 
the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead ofTRS, subject to the 
position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws 
regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is 
commited to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not 
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital 
status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, 
disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational 
programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment 
Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present 
acceptable, originaldocuments 
<http://www.utexas.edu/hr/current/services/I9docs.html>to prove your 
identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information 
from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for 
verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of 
employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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