[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, remote-sensing based water cycle information system
christin at ucar.edu
Sun Jan 31 15:33:08 MST 2016
Hiring departmentCtr Space Research
Monthly salary$4,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Earliest Start DateImmediately
Position DurationTerminates on unknown date
Position open toall applicants
LocationMCC Building (Northwest Austin)
Number of vacancies1
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.
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.
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
Other related functions as assigned.
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.
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.
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
<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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