Post-doctoral Scientist | Remote Sensing & Computational Hydrology

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Job description

The Hydro-Climate Extremes Lab (H-CEL) at Ghent University hosts GLEAM, a satellite-based model dedicated to the study of global evaporation and soil moisture ( For the development of the next version, different activities are foreseen aiming to optimise the use of satellite and in situ data. The system is currently coded in Python and works within a Git environment.

  • The position duration is 2 years, starting preferably not later than summer 2021.
  • Candidates from outside Belgium are welcome and are expected to move to the country.
  • Opportunity to spend stages in other leading international institutes (if pandemic allows).
  • Expected attendance to international conferences and workshops.
  • Opportunity to join a young and motivating research environment.

Application procedure

Please send a 1-paragraph motivation letter and professional CV in a single pdf to Please include contact information of two potential referees.

Desired skills and experience

  • PhD degree in Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Sciences.
  • Background on Computational Hydrology and Remote Sensing.
  • Good command of Python.
  • Prior knowledge of Git environments.
  • Good level of English, both oral and written.
  • Creative, critical and analytical mindset.
  • Good ability to work in groups.

About the employer

Ghent University is a top-100 university located in the medieval city of Ghent, in the heart of Belgium. The Hydro-Climate Extremes Lab (H-CEL) belongs to the Department of Enviroment, and performs international research in the field of hydrology and climate.

‍All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 35 days of holiday leave (on an annual basis for a full-time job) supplemented by annual fixed bridge days, bicycle allowance and eco vouchers. Click here for a complete overview of all the staff benefits (in Dutch).

Areas of Research

  • Software Development
  • Environmental Science
  • Climate Modeling