Tenure track positions in Arctic research, Oulu, Finland

[ES_JOBS_NET] Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith (LKAS) PhD scholarship at the University of Glasgow (UK) !

Project Title:


A novel artificial
intelligence approach for flood hazard mapping

LKAS Scholarship:

The Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith (LKAS) PhD scholarships
offer the opportunity for outstanding research students to participate in some
of the most exciting areas of research carried out by the University.

to home, EU and international students

to 4 years enhanced stipend (£17,334 for 2019/20)

research support budget of £3000

tuition fee waiver


Applicants should
demonstrate the following:

§  First-class or upper second-class Honours degree (85%), or postgraduate
qualification at Merit/Distinction in hydrology, remote sensing, or computing

§  Strong numerical and analytical skills, and relevant programming

§  Experience of conducting independent research


Application Process:

In the first instance, prospective applicants
should contact Dr John Xiaogang Shi (John.Shi@glasgow.ac.uk)
to discuss their eligibility with CV.

Applicants may submit applications up until the
application deadline of 5.00pm, Friday 11 January 2019.

Dr John Xiaogang Shi

Senior Lecturer in Hydrology, School of
Interdisciplinary Studies

University of Glasgow | Dumfries | DG1 4ZL | UK

Email: John.Shi@glasgow.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1387 702078

Web: https://ift.tt/2RMTFI9

[ES_JOBS_NET] Climate Assessment Specialist, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, Norman, OK

[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc announcement in soil moisture and wildfire prediction – UGA

Dear Colleagues,


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research associate in soil moisture and fire modeling at the University of

seek a dynamic and innovative postdoctoral research associate to work at the
nexus of soil science and fire ecology. Our project seeks to understand the
relationship between soil moisture and fire prediction by integrating a suite
of soil, fire, climate, and remote sensing datasets with robust modeling
techniques. The project is a collaboration between the University of Georgia,
Oklahoma State University, the US Geological Survey, and two USDA regional
climate hubs (Southwest and Southern Plains). The candidate will be based at
the University of Georgia in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in
Athens, GA https://ift.tt/2L2epZt. UGA is a Land/Sea Grant institution and is ranked 16th
among public universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of
America’s Best Colleges. Athens is well known for its quality of life in regard
to both outdoor and urban activities (https://ift.tt/2dbjOgq) and is 90 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state
capital. Ideal candidates would combine expertise in data analysis and modeling
of large spatial datasets. Position is available immediately for up to
two years (contingent upon funding). We offer a competitive salary commensurate
with experience. Keywords: Soil moisture; Wildfire; Mapping; Modeling

Objective: Primary goals are (1) develop an effective model of
soil moisture for two large river basins in the southwestern and south central
US using soil and climate data; (2) quantify the relationships between modeled
soil moisture and wildfire probability; and (3) distribute soil moisture and
wildfire probability maps for both basins.

of duties: Integrate existing soil,
climate, and remote sensing data to model soil moisture conditions present in
the root zone at daily time steps and moderate spatial resolution for two large
watersheds in the southwestern and south central US. Apply newly generated soil
moisture maps, along with other biophysical variables, to develop dynamic fire
probability maps for the basins. Produce soil moisture models and wildfire data
sets for the 2000–2016 period, and selected maps of dynamic soil moisture and
wildfire probability. Work with collaborators and stakeholders to facilitate
stakeholder meetings and produce peer-reviewed manuscripts, presentations and
website content. Travel to some stakeholder and professional meetings is

qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in
soil science, fire ecology, landscape ecology, or similar field by start date.
Experience with spatial modeling and proficiency with computer software
including R, Python, ArcGIS, etc. is required. A positive attitude and
willingness to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of researchers is

qualifications: Familiarity with soil
geographic databases (e.g., SSURGO), climate data (e.g., PRISM), remote
sensing, and wildfire modeling is desired.

apply: Please send an email to Dr.
Matt Levi at matthew.levi@uga.edu with subject line: “Application for soil-fire postdoc” that includes
your CV and a short cover letter (1 page) detailing your qualifications and
interest for the position. 







Matt Levi

Professor of Soil Science

Dept. of Crop and
Soil Sciences 

Room 3107 –
Miller Plant Sci. Bldg. – 120 Carlton St.

University of
Georgia – Athens, GA 30602

matthew.levi@uga.edu – mattlevi.com

[ES_JOBS_NET] Natural Hazard Risk Assessment, Swiss Reinsurance Company, Armonk New York

https://ift.tt/2EwznPZ Swiss ReThe Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from aging populations to cyber crime. The Swiss Re Group is organized into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.About the teamCatastrophe Perils team is responsible for Swiss Re’s global risk assessment framework and related client services in four locations across the globe. We are accountable for developing and disseminating Swiss Re’s view of Nat Cat risk. To achieve this, we develop and utilize state-of-the-art probabilistic models for assessing impacts of natural catastrophes such as windstorms, earthquakes and floods. We operate with a clear business mandate to grow Swiss Re’s visionary edge in natural perils (re)insurance in close cooperation with underwriters and clients.

About the roleAre you striving to apply your science or engineering background to increase our resilience against natural catastrophes? Are you motivated to reduce the insurance protection gap by contributing to the development of novel solutions and commercial products? Are you interested in a role that will provide a stepping stone to long-term career advancement opportunities within the re/insurance sector, e.g. in underwriting, risk management or insurance solution design? As a graduate embedded in Catastrophe Perils team, you will join our efforts to develop state-of-the-art models/technology used for quantifying physical and economic impacts of natural catastrophes. You will collaborate with internal partners and external organizations from various disciplines and craft solutions to reduce negative consequences of catastrophes. You will build and commercialize the next generation of natural catastrophe related products and services You will have opportunity to interact with colleagues from a wide range of technical and non-technical backgrounds and transition into a career in the financial industry.
About you

Master’s degree or Ph.D. in natural/physical sciences, engineering or a related technical field

Strong analytical and quantitative background

Exceptional academic performance

Independent thinking and creative problem solving skills

Highly motivated with an ability to effectively manage own time and priorities in a collaborative environment

High-level of curiosity to scout for new ideas and eagerness to transform them into products or services with commercial value

Strong communication and presentation skills and ability to explain complex problems with clarity and effectiveness

Strong interest for career advancement in the financial industry

Solid background in probability or statistics

Strong computing and programming skills (e.g. Matlab); knowledge about structured databases and geographical information systems a plus

Excellent verbal and written English. Fluency in other languages a plus

Interested candidates should apply through https://careers.swissre.com/job/Armonk-graduates%40swissre-2019-Catastrophe-Perils-NY-10504/494728601/. Applications will only be accepted through our website. During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed. The Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the practice of the Company to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual’s qualifications for the position being filled.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Full-time Lecturer Position in Atmospheric Sciences/Physical Geography at the University of Georgia

The Department of Geography and its associated Atmospheric Sciences Program invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer position starting August 2019. The responsibilities include teaching some combination of four courses
per semester in the undergraduate Atmospheric Sciences and Geography curricula, respectively. There may be a possibility to offset some coursework responsibilities with meteorological laboratory administration duties depending upon the needs of the Department
and approval by the College.  The ideal candidate should reflect a strong commitment to teaching Synoptic Meteorology, Mesoscale Meteorology, Weather Forecasting and Physical Geography courses at the undergraduate level.
The candidate should also be comfortable accessing, manipulating, and teaching with large meteorological datasets as well as maintaining standard meteorological software systems. Lecturer candidates should hold a Ph.D. Degree in Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology,
Geography or related sciences.  Visit
https://ift.tt/2EkDoGd for more information.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor position in the School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Science at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Dear Colleagues,

job posting: https://ift.tt/2LiiE3g

The School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to be part of a growing ocean and coastal sciences research cluster. We are seeking candidates with a teaching and research focus that will complement and expand on our existing research areas, which include: coastal geology and geomorphology; coastal watersheds and wetlands; physical oceanography; biophysical interactions; environmental variability and climate change; continental shelf, benthic, planktonic, and fish species population connectivity and genetics; biochemistry and marine geochemistry; and ocean observing and sensing. We are especially interested in candidates who can make use of the abundant, under-studied natural laboratories of the region and are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration within the School.

University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley is a rapidly expanding Hispanic serving institution in the growing Rio Grande Valley. Part of UTRGV’s expansion is the new ocean and coastal sciences research facility in Port Isabel, Texas, across Laguna Madre from South Padre Island (SPI), a popular tourist beach destination. The facilities at Port Isabel expand on the UTRGV’s existing marine science laboratory on SPI, an interdisciplinary coastal field station with active research, education and outreach programs. SEEMS has numerous observational resources, including oceanographic vessels, gliders, ROVs, and a growing number of instrumental arrays. UTRGV faculty and their students have free use of the TACC supercomputing clusters (https://ift.tt/1jx58n6). UTRGV is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.

The minimum requirement is a Ph. D. from an accredited university in a coastal and marine science related discipline.

Applicants should have established, vigorous research programs in a relevant field and experience or promise in securing nationally competitive external research funding. Highly qualified applicants with strong research portfolios may qualify for significant supplemental startup equipment funds through the UTRGV Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STAR) funds.

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, and dual-career couples.

Questions about this position can be addressed to Carlos Cintra at carlos.cintra@utrgv.edu.

[Met-jobs] PhD position – climate extremes from a paleo perspective at Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany) – proper link

PhD position – Climate extremes from a paleo
perspective, sclerochronology

Closing date: 1st of February 2019

position is part of the Strategy Fund Project – Climate
extremes from a paleo perspective (PalEX, 2019 – 2021),
which is funded through the Alfred Wegener Institute
Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research and lead by
Dr. Monica Ionita-Scholz.

extreme events are typically associated with specific
weather patterns and coherent atmospheric structures, e.g.
cyclones and blockings. In order to understand differences
in the frequency of these events in a climate background,
the corresponding patterns have to be analyzed. The project
is conceived to better understand the occurrence and
frequency of climate extremes under different background
climates to support future predictions. PalEX will improve
our understanding of the complex mechanisms controlling the
variability of the climate extremes at various time scales
through advanced statistical techniques, a wide range of
indices describing these extremes, high-resolution proxy
records, and paleoclimate simulations. An interdisciplinary
approach using climate, oceanic, proxy and model data sets
will be used in combination with complex statistical
methods. This project will set up a long-term collaboration
of a team of experts: biologists, climatologists and
modelers from the AWI research divisions (biosciences, paleo
climate dynamics, glaciology) and a strong collaboration
with international and national partners.


For more
information and submitting your application go to:


For further information please contact Dr.
Monica Ionita-Scholz (monica.ionita@awi.de)

[Caglist] Faculty Position in Global Urbanism/Urbanization in Geography – University of British Columbia

[Met-jobs] Several Posdoctoral Fellow Positions at Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University

At the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University, we
currently have a series of post-doc and on PhD student positions
available. All open positions can be found here:

The Postdoctoral Fellow positions are in the following topics:

Cloud Feedbacks and Interhemispheric Albedo Symmetry

Values, Choices and Uncertainty in Climate Modeling

Large Eddy Simulations of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer

Bounding the Earth’s climate sensitivity

Arctic Meteorology

Boundary-layer Meteorology

Deadline for applications is January 21, 2019, (except
for the PhD position which is earlier). Please follow the
instructions in the add when applying.