PhD and Postdoctoral researchers – Land surface modeling, remote sensing and data assimilation

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Organisation: KU Leuven

Join KU Leuven's Soil and Water Management team to help take care of our Earth, by making the best use of land surface modeling, remote sensing and data assimilation. KU Leuven is seeking enthusiastic candidates for 3 PhD and postdoctoral research positions. They offer a unique possibility to new researchers to choose a topic of interest within one of three projects. Details of each project are provided in the associated links on the job vacancy website; candidates are asked to specify their main interest upon application:

  1. Monitoring and predicting fires over peatlands, using improved land surface modeling and satellite data assimilation (PhD)
  2. Improving agricultural biomass estimation, via crop modeling and satellite-based data assimilation (Postdoc or PhD)
  3. Developing a global consistent record of soil moisture and vegetation via microwave-based satellite data assimilation for climate applications (PhD or postdoc)

PhD positions are fully funded for 4 years, whereas the postdoctoral position is funded for 2 years.