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PHD OR POSTDOC -- SATELLITE-BASED DATA ASSIMILATION FOR REGIONAL CROPPING SYSTEMS
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Published: 12 days ago
Application deadline: Nov 20
Location: Leuven, Belgium
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PHD OR POSTDOC -- SATELLITE-BASED DATA ASSIMILATION FOR REGIONAL CROPPING SYSTEMS

(ref. BAP-2018-609)

We are searching for an enthusiastic PhD student or postdoctoral researcher to apply land surface data assimilation for regional cropping systems. The research is part of a European H2020 project focussing on soil hydrology, vegetation, water scarcity and management of cropping systems. The research will be supervised by prof. Gabrielle De Lannoy, prof. Gerard Govers, and colleagues involved in the H2020 project. The research aims at using relatively fine-scale satellite information to improve estimates of water budget and vegetation components in various agricultural regions. The modeling system will involve the FAO Aquacrop crop growth model; the assimilation system will be ensemble- or particle-based; the satellite data will include optical, and microwave measurements.

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Responsibilities

- Perform and disseminate highly qualitative research
- For PhD student: follow doctoral school
- For postdoctoral researcher: project management

Profile

- Excellent motivation and grades
- Master in Bioscience Engineering, Geography, Civil or Environmental Engineering, Meteorology, Hydrology, Remotely Sensed Earth Observation, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Sciences or equivalent
- Experience with data-processing applications such as Matlab/Python, IDL, GrADS, R, or other
- Experience with programming and scientific computing
- Creative, critical, analytical and innovative mindset
- Ability to work independently
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

Only PhD candidates with grades above average can be admitted to the doctoral school.

Offer

- For PhD position: fully funded PhD scholarship for 4 years; support and training through the Arenberg Doctoral School (https://set.kuleuven.be/phd)
- For postdoctoral position: 2-year position with a competitive salary; support in career development
- Multi-disciplinary and international professional environment
- Leuven is a charming historical university town, located in the heart of Western Europe

Interested?

Only persons strictly matching the above profile should apply. Submit your resume, along with a motivation letter, and two names for references on-line. For PhD candidates: make sure to indicate your study grades in your resume; for postdoctoral researchers: please include a list of your publications. The starting date is January 2nd, 2019. For more information please contact prof. dr. ir. Gabrielle De Lannoy, tel.: +32 16 37 67 13, mail: gabrielle.delannoy@kuleuven.be.

You can apply for this job no later than November 20, 2018 via the online application tool

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.

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