Desarrolla modelos de microclima para una selva tropical virtual con este postdoc ~

19 de noviembre de 2021

Desarrolla modelos de microclima para una selva tropical virtual con este postdoc

Oferta compartida por Nuria

We are seeking a team member with experience in one of climate or weather modelling, environmental physics, hydrology or microclimate ecology - including the dependence of organismal physiology on small-scale climate variation - to create a model for understanding microclimate patterns in a tropical rainforest.

We particularly invite female applicants and applicants from underrepresented groups in STEM subjects. We also welcome applications from candidates that would like full-time or part-time positions on this project, and will support job-sharing arrangements.

As a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Microclimate Modelling, you will collaborate on the development of one of four modules that together will form a virtual rainforest (the others are plants, animals and soil microbes). Our simulation will attempt to predict spatial and temporal patterns in microclimate (e.g. air and soil temperature, soil moisture, vapour pressure deficit), vertical profiles of canopy temperature, and possibly extend to streamflow (e.g. base flows, flood frequency and magnitude).

You will be supported in your role by additional team members, and the project provides a generous budget for placements and secondments to connect and share with research groups beyond our own. The virtual rainforest will rely heavily on data collected from the SAFE Project (, and you will be asked to help with the management of these datasets. All team members will have the opportunity to develop their skills and competencies through the sharing of tasks and knowledge, and you will be given time, resources and encouragement to pursue your professional development.

Applicants from any climate, hydrology, physics or ecology background are encouraged to apply. You will be one member of a core team of five committed people, across which we are seeking considerate team members who provide complementary technical skills and disciplinary knowledge. Programming experience - preferably in Python - is an advantage, and experience with either process-based or numeric simulation modelling is desirable.

This position is full-time and fixed term until 30 September 2024, and will be based at Imperial College London's Silwood Park Campus. 
To apply, visit, or go to and search by the job reference NAT01012. The deadline for applications is 03-Jan-2022.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Prof. Rob Ewers - Informal enquiries are welcomed.

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