Postdoctoral position in Water Resources Engineering

Lund University


September 25, 2022


Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Institutionen för bygg- och


Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace The Division of Water Resources Engineering at the Department of Building and Environmental Technology carries out studies on the movement of rainwater from the cloud through land and sub-surface. The division hosts over 50 employees including faculty members, postdocs, Ph.D. students, and technical and administrative staff.

We offer Lund University is a public authority, which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave, and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University

Subject description The Remote Sensing in Hydrology research group in the Division of Water Resources Engineering works with the integration of different remote sensing precipitation data including ground- and satellite-based radar sensors. Starting Fall 2022, the research group together with the Division of Structural Engineering will initiate a project focusing on the integration of X- and C-band weather radar, satellite, micro-rain radar, and conventional measurement data such as rain gauge records using artificial intelligence. Modeling of moisture content of rain-exposed wood and its deteriorating mechanism is also a part of the project.

Work duties The appointee will develop an Artificial Intelligence-based model for the integration of multiple rainfall sensors' data to produce a high-resolution accurate precipitation dataset for real-time flood forecast in urban areas. This includes the development of a method to network multiple X-band polarimetric weather radar deployed in southern Sweden.

The main duty involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The purpose of the position is to develop independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity for further development.

Other descriptions of the work duties are:

  • Research within the subject area as mentioned above
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Qualification requirements Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a Ph.D., or an international degree deemed equivalent to a Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering or Hydrology. The certificate proving the qualification requirement is met must be received before the employment decision is made. Priority will be given to candidates who have graduated no more than three years ago before the last day for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

    Assessment criteria This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

    For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • Proved experience in researching the application of artificial intelligence in hydro-environmental problems
  • Proved knowledge of remote sensing of precipitation, i.e., X-band weather radar and satellite-based products
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, etc.
  • A good ability to develop and conduct high-quality research
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • Experience in fieldwork or research collaboration with stakeholders and water-related agencies
  • Relevant research track record
  • Teaching experience
  • Other qualifications Consideration will also be given to the ability to cooperate, drive, and independence, and how the applicant's experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research and innovation within the research group and the department.

    Further information This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of two years with the possibility of extension up to three years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post- doctoral fellow”).

    Access as soon as possible according to agreement.

    How to apply Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH's Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF files in the recruitment system. Read more: https:// www. lth/

    LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

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    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months

    Contract type Full time First day of employment As soon as possible according to agreement Salary Monthly salary Number of positions 1 Working hours 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2022/1630 Contact

  • Hossein Hashemi, 0462228982
  • Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
  • Published 09.Sep.2022 Last application date 25.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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