Minimize Hydrologist/Remote Sensing Specialist for AirSWOT

Date added: 23 October 2013

Organisation: California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Location: Pasadena, United States of America

Closing date for applications: 04 October 2014


The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in JPL's Radar Science and Engineering Section.

The research will involve using data from the JPL/NASA AirSWOT radar instrument collected over the Sacramento Delta to develop products useful for hydrologic applications and assimilate AirSWOT data into hydrologic models to investigate transport in the Sacramento Delta. Dr. Ernesto Rodriguez, Principal Scientist in JPL's Radar Science and Engineering Section, will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate. The appointee will carry out research in collaboration with the JPL advisor, resulting in publications in the open literature.

Candidates should have a recent PhD in Hydrology (preferably) or other physical science with a strong background in remote sensing and/or data assimilation. Experience in Radar remote sensing or altimetry is highly desirable. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible. Postdoctoral Scholar positions are awarded for a minimum of one-year period and may be renewed up to a maximum of three years.