PDRA in Data Assimilation for Urban Flood Inundation
Full-time, fixed term (up to 48 months), Department of
Meteorology, University of Reading, UK
We seek an enthusiastic research scientist for a postdoctoral
research position, funded by the EPSRC project “Data Assimilation
for the Resilient City” (DARE). Data assimilation (DA) is an
emerging, mathematical technique fusing complex computational models
with heterogeneous observations. The objective for the post is to
use advanced DA to create a step-change in skill for numerical
predictions of urban flooding. The post holder will undertake
research in data assimilation for flood inundation modelling, using
synthetic aperture radar data alongside datasets of opportunity such
as smartphone photographs and CCTV.
You will have:
– a PhD or equivalent experience, in a quantitative physical
science, engineering or mathematics.
– Strong analytical and problem solving skills
– Ability to write and adapt computer programs.
For more information contact: Dr Sarah Dance, +44 (0) 118 378 6452,
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