As part of the European Climate Prediction (EUCP) system, the Water Program (WAT) at IIASA is offering a position for a post-doc level research scholar in European scale water resources modeling. The successful candidate will assist with the development of the in-house open source hydrological and water resources model, Community Water Model (CWatM), and designing the state-of-the-art sectoral and cross-sectoral indicators to assess future hydro-meteorological risks (e.g., flood, drought, water scarcity) at various spatial scales relevant to end users in support of monitoring SDGs 6 and 13 for the near term (~1-40 years).
- Assist with the development of the Community Water Model (CWatM) at different spatial and temporal resolutions (primarily in Europe)
- Develop water quantity module including groundwater flows (e.g., MODFLOW) and water allocation module within CWatM
- Assist with the development of modules for non-climatic factors (e.g., agriculture, human water use, reservoir regulation) and incorporating policy and management options into CWatM
- Develop relevant indicators of hydro-meteorological events and impacts at various spatial scales including both climate change impacts and socio-economic development
- Assist with the development of methods for scaling and incorporating policy and management options into macro-scale hydrologic models
- Participate in international/regional stakeholder and capacity development workshops
- Produce and publish papers (in peer reviewed journals) of CWatM modules and hydro-meteorological impact assessments across different sectors.
Skills and Qualifications:
- PhD degree in hydrology, climate, environmental science, engineering or a related field
- Proven analytical skills and ease in manipulating large data sets and complex modeling systems
- Experience with both river basin scale and continental scale spatial hydrologic models
- Strong interest and background in integrative systems analysis and development of tools to support policy development
- Excellent English skills (written and verbal)
- Proven experience publishing scientific work in high-impact refereed international scientific journals
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team
- Programming knowledge and proficiency (e.g., PCRaster, Python, Fortran, C/C++, or Java)
- Experience with geographic information systems (ArcGIS, or QGIS).
- Some experience with stakeholder engagement.
Full details about the opportunities can be found here.
Review of applications will be ongoing until the positions have been filled.