Tailored opportunities: PhD candidate Hydrometeorology at Wageningen University in the Netherlands


The PhD candidate hydrometeorology has to successfully carry out the recently granted PhD project “Deepening our understanding of shallow precipitation observations from space” funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research in the framework of the User Programme Space Research 2017-2019. Satellites from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission are indispensable for providing nearly global coverage of precipitation information. The quality and sources of error of precipitation products from GPM will be quantified, and retrieval algorithms will be improved using this information. Microwave links from cellular communication networks will be used for further improvements. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with colleagues from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).


Specific Requirements

A completed MSc in hydrology, atmospheric sciences, (environmental) physics, (civil) engineering or related fields and affinity with the application of remote sensing in the field of hydrology and water management. Strong quantitative (programming) and communication skills (written and oral) are a prerequisite, as well as affinity with teaching and working with (BSc and MSc) students.


This vacancy is open up to and including 29th September 2019


Make online application here.

For more information about this function, please contact prof.dr. Remko Uijlenhoet, chair holder HWM (remko.uijlenhoet@wur.nl).

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