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Climate and Water Modeling Post-Doc

International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Dubai, UAE
Report To: 
Section Head - Climate Modeling and Adaptation
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Job Number: 
Posting Date: 
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Closing Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Job Summary: 
Develop and apply advanced modeling techniques for water balance, irrigation, hydrology, seasonal forecast and climate change studies of the MENA region

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and validate evapo-transpiration modeling (at regional scale and field scale) using source-energy approach (SEBAL, ALEXI, SSEB, etc...)
  • Assessment of water budget analysis and crop production from remote sensing data
  • Analyze extreme events, particularly droughts and their causes impacts particular on water resources and agricultural production
  • Support the development of drought monitoring and early warning systems through modeling of key variables of the water cycle
  • Use downscaled climate change scenarios in water modeling to understand the impacts of future conditions
  • Prepare research papers to submit to peer-reviewed journals
  • Prepare and deliver conference papers
  • Additional activities to support ICBA’s mission in climate change and modeling adaptation work

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • PhD degree in related field 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Other Skills and Competencies
  • Working knowledge of statistics and database management
  • Good knowledge in programming (Python, GIS, GRASS, IDL ..)
  • Good background on modeling and use of remote sensing data

Applicants are kindly requested to send an updated cover letter and C.V combined in one PDF file along with two names as references to:

Human Resources
P.O. Box 14660
Dubai- UAE
Fax: +9714 3361149