[GilbertClub] JOBS: 5-year Research Fellowships @UniofHull

Dear gilbertclubbers,The University of Hull is investing in building research capacity. To that end we have just released the following 7 positions. The advert is here: http://ift.tt/2mOYZu3

These are 5-year Research Fellowship posts that are broadly across the areas below – many of which map to the geosciences.

Coastal zone sediment dynamics 

Aquaculture in coastal and marine environments

Environmental sensors and systems

Surfaces and coatings for hostile environments

Wind turbine blades: materials, structures and advanced manufacturing

Offshore wind array modelling optimisation and control

Fault -tolerant control and dependable systems engineering for hostile environments

We are keen to attract a strong applicant pool for these positions. Could you please circulate widely in your institutions, within your departments but also across others such as civil engineering and computer sciences areas also.

Thanks in advance.

Regards- Dan

[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD opportunity at the University of Arizona

[Met-jobs] Postdoc Position at KU Leuven (Belgium): Soil Moisture Data Assimilation

Postdoctoral Researcher: Satellite-Based Data Assimilation for Soil
Moisture Estimation

We are searching for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher with
experience in land surface modeling and/or data assimilation to
implement advanced modules into an existing global land surface data
assimilation system. You will be part of the Department of Earth and
Environmental Sciences, Division Soil and Water Management, at the KU
Leuven (Belgium), working under the supervision of prof. dr. ir.
Gabrielle De Lannoy.

Soil moisture is a key variable in the water, energy and carbon cycle
over land. The objective of this project is to merge large-scale land
surface simulations with satellite-based microwave observations from the
ESA Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity (SMOS) and NASA Soil Moisture Active
Passive (SMAP) missions, using an advanced data assimilation scheme
which corrects for both the random and persistent errors in soil
moisture estimates. The improved soil moisture time series will help
enhancing subsequent predictions of flooding, landslides, soil and
vegetation carbon, deeper groundwater and the atmospheric boundary layer.

Our team: http://ift.tt/2moPlTE

– Perform and disseminate highly qualitative research related to land
surface modeling, observation and data assimilation
– Possibly supervise PhD or master thesis students

– PhD degree in Hydrology, Civil or Environmental Engineering,
Meteorology, 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 in programming and scientific computing
– Excellent motivation and grades
– Creative, critical, analytical and innovative mindset
– Ability to work independently
– Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, proven in

– 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

Only applicants matching the above profile should apply. Please submit
your resume, along with a motivation letter and two names for references
on-line. The start date is 1 June 2017, but earlier or later start dates
can be negotiated. For more information please contact prof. dr. ir.
Gabrielle De Lannoy, tel.: +32 16 37 67 13, mail:

Apply for this job no later than 15 May, 2017 via the online application
tool. The position will remain open until filled by an excellent
candidate: http://ift.tt/2mLqyEx

[GilbertClub] 2-year postdoc in watershed sediment dynamics at the University of Delaware

Folks (with apologies for multiple postings):

A group of researchers from the University of Delaware Dept. of Geological Sciences is looking to hire a postdoc for a 2-year study of watershed sediment dynamics.  The goal of the project (funded by the William Penn Foundation) is to quantify the timescales required to deliver benefits imposed by sediment restoration projects in the White Clay Creek Watershed of southeastern Pennsylvania.  A recent paper in the February issue of Geology describes some modeling results that are relevant to our approach.  This project will apply techniques from several different disciplines, so candidates with diverse backgrounds may be interested.  As noted in the attached advertisement, we are particularly interested in candidates with training in fluvial geomorphology and stratigraphy, sediment dating using fallout radionuclides, or geospatial analysis.

I would appreciate your forwarding the attached information to any interested students.  

Thank you, 

Jim Pizzuto, Michael O’Neal, and Neil Sturchio

[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-doctoral research scientist for Volcanology and tectonics of the seafloor / GEOMAR Kiel



Post-doctoral research scientist for Volcanology and tectonics of the seafloor

Deadline: 31.03.2017

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a foundation of public law jointly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany (90%) and the state of Schleswig-Holstein (10%) and is one of the internationally leading institutions in the field of marine sciences. Currently GEOMAR disposes over an annual budget of approx. 72 million Euro and has approx. 950 employees.

The research unit “Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems” of the research division “Dynamics of the Ocean Floor” is offering a position of

Post-doctoral research scientist for
Volcanology and tectonics of the seafloor

Job Description
We are seeking a team-orientated early-career individual with proven initial publication ability and the potential to provide leadership, both nationally and internationally, in studying volcanic and tectonic processes on the seafloor. We are particularly interested in someone who will use the best combination of geophysical and petrologic methods to study the magmatic and tectonic processes which lead to the generation and intraplate modification of the seafloor.

The Research Unit has access to an exceptional range of in-house analytical (microprobe, LA-ICP-MS, TIMS, MC-ICP-MS, 40Ar/39Ar dating) and deep sea exploration (6000 m-rated AUV and ROV, 3000 m-rated ROV, 400 m-rated submersible) equipment and is embedded in a Division that includes expertise in petrology, fluid flow modelling, marine mineral resources, and marine geodynamics.

• Completed PhD in Geology or related discipline
• Proven publication ability in studies of seafloor volcanology and/or tectonics
• Willingness and capability to participate in multi-week research cruises
• Demonstrated leadership and team-work qualities
• Demonstrated experience in grant acquisition would be advantageous

The position is initially for 3 years with the possibility of a further 3 year extension based on a positive mid-term evaluation and conformity with the WissZeitVG (law of limited-term employment of academics). The salary depends on qualification and could be up to the class E13 TVöD-Bund of the German tariff for public employees. This is a full-time position and cannot be split.

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel seeks to increase the proportion of female scientists and explicitly encourages qualified female academics to apply.

GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages scientists with disabilities to apply. Qualified disabled applicants will receive preference in the application process.

Please send your application for this position not later than 31 March 2017 as an email containing a single pdf-file using the keyword “Volcanology/Tectonics” in the subject line to the following address:

As soon as the selection procedure has finished, all application papers will be destroyed according to data protection regulations.

For further information regarding the position and research unit please contact Prof. Dr. Colin W. Devey (cdevey(at)geomar.de).

Please do not contact us by phone. Although we cannot answer telephone enquiries about the present state of the selection procedure, we will answer all your questions if you send us an e-mail to bewerbung(at)geomar.de. In doing so, please refer to the keyword.

GEOMAR is a member of the Helmholtz Association and the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM). For further information please visit www.geomar.de or www.helmholtz.de.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Lectureship in Geodynamics, Fluid dynamics, or Seismic Tomography


The University of Exeter are looking for a permanent lecturer with research interests in Geodynamics, Computational Fluid dynamics, or Seismic Tomography. The post is based in the Mathematics
Department on the Penryn campus in Cornwall, and offers cross-over and collaboration with geology and geophysics staff in the Camborne
School of Mines.

Job info: http://ift.tt/2mNLlKW

Please feel free to share within your networks.

Kind regards,


[ES_JOBS_NET] Soil Carbon Cycling Postdoctoral Fellow (Climate & Ecosystems) at Berkeley Lab

PhD studentship – UAVs and flood flow measurement

Dear All

We are currently advertising a University of Worcester funded PhD studentship, working in collaboration with the Environment Agency on ‘Evaluating the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for river flood flow measurement’. The closing date
is 05/04/2017 with the successful candidate expected to start in October of this year. 

Further details and application forms are available on the University website (http://ift.tt/1WPXUSC) or via FindAPhD (http://ift.tt/2mSzRX4).

For informal enquiries, please feel free to contact me on the details given below.

Kind regards

Professor Ian Maddock

River Science Research Group (http://ift.tt/2nm1dCT)

University of Worcester, UK

Tel. +44 (0)1905 855180

Email: i.maddock@worc.ac.uk

[ES_JOBS_NET] NSF Atmospheric Chemistry IPA

The NSF Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences is looking for someone who would be interested in an IPA position in the Atmospheric Chemistry Program. This position would be good for a mid-career person who would like to get some experience in Washington and is interested in finding out how NSF works.  It is a great learning opportunity to learn about a wide range of scientific research and interagency activities in atmospheric chemistry.

Check out the formal Dear Colleagues letter which has more info:



[ES_JOBS_NET] Soil carbon cycle science postdoc

I’m looking to recruit a postdoc for a great 3-yr project to better understand
and predict the spatial and temporal response of soil carbon to land use change under a
changing climate by greatly improving the availability of soil data related to
carbon cycling.

Please share with anyone you think may be interested.

Apologies for any cross-posting.

Many thanks,

Jon Sanderman