[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Fellow, hydrology, remote sensing and data assimilation, George Mason University

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Department

Civil, Environmental &
Infrastructure Engineering

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Instructional or Research Faculty

Role (State) Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure
Engineering

Working Title

Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure
Engineering

Job Type

Full-Time

Position Number

F017Az

Recruit Number

Faculty – 6622

Working Hours

Location

Fairfax

Pay Band

Salary

Commensurate with education and
experience.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of
Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure
Engineering

The George Mason University Department of Civil,
Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering, within
the Volgenau School of Engineering, is seeking a
highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to
conduct research in the fields of hydrology, remote
sensing and data assimilation. 

Specifically, the candidate will be involved with
the project titled, “Optimal Precipitation
Estimation for Land Surface Modeling” sponsored by
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation
(http://ift.tt/20DSRC1). This project proposes
a new method to improve land surface model skills by
optimally merging precipitation estimates from
different data sources to produce the best forcing
precipitation estimate that minimizes land surface
simulation errors. 

Responsibilities: 
The successful candidate should be passionate and
committed, have strong analytical and communication
skills; possess excellent Fortran programming
skills; has background in optimization, land surface
modeling and data assimilation. The candidate will
also assist the supervisors in the interpretation
and publication of results, exercise functional
supervision over supporting graduate students, and
contribute to scientific publications. As part of
the postdoctoral experience, applicants will receive
mentoring for developing research proposals, and
participation in career development activities will
be strongly encouraged. 

Qualifications: 
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in one of
the following disciplines: civil/environmental/water
resources engineering, atmospheric science,
hydrology, geography, physics, or a related field.
The candidate must demonstrate an academic record of
scientific excellence, independent research, and a
strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
Strong modeling and programming skills are
essential. This position requires an individual who
is able to successfully work in a team environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for
position number F017Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/;
complete and submit the online application; and
upload a cover letter highlighting all
qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and a list of
three professional references with contact
information. For questions about this position,
please contact Dr. Viviana Maggioni at
vmaggion@gmu.edu. 

The review of applications will begin after
February 19, 2016, and continue until the position
is filled. This is a one-year term appointment with
the possibility of renewal based on the availability
of funding. The anticipated start date for this
position is March 2016, or as soon as possible
thereafter.

For Full Consideration, Apply by:

March 9, 2016

Posting Date

02/10/2016

Job Close Date

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