Climate and Water Modeling Scientist

Status
Closed
Posting Date
7 October 2015
Closing Date
22 October 2015
Location
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Dubai, UAE
Report To
Section Head - Climate Modeling and Adaptation
Vacancy Type
Full-time
Job Number
ICBADRI-CWMS-2015-004
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 the LIS water resources models to give outputs of water balance data
  • Downscale general circulation model climate change data using WRF and use in water and crop modeling to understand the impacts of future conditions
  • Develop and validate evapotranspiration modeling using SEBAL and/or ALEXI for water budget analysis and crop modeling
  • Develop biophysical crop modeling to understand agricultural water use and productivity
  • Develop high resolution atmospheric parameter data of current and future conditions for inputs to water and crop modeling
  • 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
  • Prepare and deliver workshop material in any related area include on a) modeling and b) climate change c) droughts and early warning system
  • Prepare project proposal for external funding agencies
  • 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
  • Master degree in related field
  • At least 5 years’ working knowledge in climatology, land surface modeling; water resources monitoring (surface and groundwater)
  • International work experience
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Other Skills and Competencies

  • Working knowledge of statistics and database management
  • Additional language skills, Arabic is desirable
  • Supervisory experience

 

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 ResourcesICBAP.O. Box 14660Dubai- UAEFax: +9714 3361149Email: hr@biosaline.org.ae