Postdoctoral position in the study of drought in Spain using a land-surface model and remote sensing data

The Observatori de l'Ebre (OE) is a Research Institute founded in 1904 to study Sun-Earth relationships. Currently it is a research and observation center focused on geophysics. It has two main research lines, one focused on physical hydrology and climate change, and another one focused on geomagnetism and aeronomy.

Location: Roquetes (nearby Tortosa), Tarragona Province, Catalonia., Spain
Salary: 26400 € / Year, This is the gross annual salary.
Preferred education: PhD
Application deadline: 28 April 2019

Job description

The Ebro Observatory (Ramon Llull University - CSIC) is looking for researchers with a PhD who want to apply for an 18-month contract focused on the study of drought using models and remote sensing data.

The post-doc will work on large scale hydrological simulation with the SASER (SAFRAN-SURFEX-EAUDYSEE-RAPID) hydrological modeling chain and with downscaled remote sensing surface soil moisture data, with the objective to better understand drought processes in an anthropized environment (Ebro River basin and Iberia as a whole).

The position is financed by the HUMID (Hydrological Understanding and Modeling of Iberian Drought) Project, funded by the Spanish Government under grant CGL2017-85687-R.

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How to apply

Applications will be submitted by e-mail, sending a message to including the code "HUMID-Post-doc" in the subject line.

The deadline for submission of applications is April 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (official time in peninsular Spain).

The applicants must satisfy the requirements of the previous section and also attach electronic copies of:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Doctor's degree (or certificate certifying that the defense of the thesis has been successfully completed).
  • Photocopy of official ID card, passport or any other identity document valid in the European Union.
  • Letter of motivation, not more than four pages in length.
  • Letters of recommendation (optional).
  • List of scientific publications of the candidate (doctoral thesis, project reports and / or scientific articles).
  • Electronic copies of the doctoral thesis, reports and articles that have not been published in open access will be supplied.

posted: 27 March 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.