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Postdoctoral Researcher to study the long-term changes of terrestrial water cycle - Prague, Czechia

Postdoctoral Researcher to study the long-term changes of terrestrial water cycle - Prague, Czechia

Prague, Czechia
We offer an annual contract starting as soon as possible with an extension of up to three years and a competitive salary depending on the candidate’s expertise, plus publication bonuses.
Our multi-disciplinary project aims to investigate how the intensification of the hydrological cycle will impact water availability over land. The research group will analyze long-term hydroclimatic datasets and applying state-of-the-art statistical techniques to identify spatio-temporal patterns and trends of past, present, and future change. We will use these results to evaluate the accuracy and performance of existing hydrological models, and to advance our understanding over the complex interactions between the hydrological cycle, climate, and land surface processes. The ultimate goal of the project is to provide some actionable information about the potential impacts of hydrological cycle acceleration on water availability over land.

Started in 2022, this 5-year project is led by Dr. Y. Markonis and consists of experts in hydroclimatology (M. Hanel, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague), hydrology (O. Rakovec, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research), and stochastic hydrology (S. M. Papalexiou, University of Calgary). In addition, it is also supported by external collaborations with Rutgers University, Imperial College London, and Beijing Normal University.
A paleoclimatologist with expertise in reconstructing past climate variability that will provide valuable insights into the mechanisms driving past changes over the Holocene. They will collect, compile, and analyze paleoclimate data from a range of sources, to reconstruct past climate variability, apply statistical models to evaluate the sensitivity of the hydrological cycle to past climate variability, and collaborate with other members of the research team to integrate paleoclimate data with hydrological models.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the project, the candidates should have experience in collaborating across different fields and excellent communication skills to facilitate effective teamwork and the dissemination of the research results. Previous mentoring and teaching experience is considered important, since the position involves working closely with Ph.D. candidates and supervising courses such as Exploratory Data Analysis, Applied Environmental Statistics or Earth System Sciences.
The essential qualifications for the position include:

Ph.D. in paleoclimatology
Proficiency in statistics
Good knowledge of R
Strong publication record
The post-doctoral position will remain open until filled. We invite interested candidates to apply through:
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