Research Associate in Hydrological Modeling

ESSIC is recruiting a Research Associate to work with the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD

 

Date posted

Aug. 15, 2016 12:00 am

Application deadline

Oct. 15, 2016 12:00 am

Organization

Hydrological Sciences Laboratory, NASA

Location

  • United States

Job description

Research Associate in Hydrological Modeling

Department: UMD/ESSIC
Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016

Duties:

ESSIC is recruiting a Research Associate to work with the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD within the framework of the NASA-SERVIR project WALFEHE (A West Africa LDAS for Forecasting Extreme Hydrological Events).

In this project, we propose to partner with the SERVIR-West Africa hub AGRHYMET to provide an improved land data assimilation system for integrated water management with a focus on (1) hydrological modeling to provide meteorological, hydrological, and agricultural drought characterizations and forecasts, and (2) flood modeling and forecasting. 

The candidate will assist with the development and application of the Hydrological Modeling and Analysis Platform (HyMAP) river routing scheme in the NASA Land Information System (LIS). Developments will mostly focus on the improvement of model parameters and physics representation, with especial attention to existing processes in West Africa. He/she will also conduct land data assimilation research, exploring the optimal use of terrestrial remote sensing data with land surface models.

 Qualifications:

  • The candidate should have advanced experience in land surface and hydrological modeling, and model development. Experience with data assimilation and working with satellite datasets are a plus.
  • Proficiency with Fortran and Unix is required. 
  • It is desirable that the candidate has a PhD in engineering, hydrology, atmospheric science, geophysics, or a related discipline. 
  • The individual will be expected to present results in peer- reviewed publications and scientific presentations, and writing and reviewing technical reports.

Education: Master’s Degree and 3 years related experience or PHD with 1 year related experience or a related internship

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a CV with a list of at least 3 professional references and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the posted requirements to Andrew Negri

"U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency required for entry to NASA"

THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

 

Document Actions