[R] vacancy in spatial uncertainty analysis

Ulrich Leopold uleopold at science.uva.nl
Wed Jun 26 15:50:14 CEST 2002

Dear colleague,

Please find below a job announcement in the area of spatial uncertainty
analysis applied to hydrological modelling (a PostDoc position for three


Do you like (or do you know someone who likes):

 o  Amsterdam
 o  Geostatistics
 o  Spatial Uncertainty Analysis
 o  Hydrological Modelling
 o  A Position As A Post-Doc Researcher

then please read on.

At the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University
of Amsterdam, we currently have a vacancy for a Post-Doc researcher on the
project ?HarmoniRiB: Harmonised Techniques and Representative River Basin
Data for Assessment and Use of Uncertainty Information in Integrated Water
Management?. The aim of this project, which is funded by the European Union
and in which ten institutes from various European countries collaborate, is
to establish a practical methodology for handling uncertainty in integrated
water management plans. These plans are being implemented in the new EU
Water Framework Directive, which is a legal instrument that will have a
profound effect on how water is managed in Europe over the next 25 years.
The specific role of IBED in this project is to develop, implement and
(help) apply methods to assess uncertainty and uncertainty propagation in
data and models used in integrated water management. Important scientific
challenges are that the methods must account for temporal and spatial
correlations in data and models and must handle the influence of scale
effects. Important practical challenges are that the tools built must be
practical, easy-to-use by the non-expert and must become fully operational
within the project time frame. More information about the project can be
obtained from Gerard Heuvelink (g.b.m.heuvelink at science.uva.nl, telephone
(+)31 20 5257448, see also http://www.frw.uva.nl/soil/Welcome.html).

We seek candidates that have (nearly) finished a PhD in the natural
sciences, preferably in the Earth and Environmental Sciences, (Applied)
Mathematics or Statistics. Clearly, expertise in geostatistics, GIS and
hydrological modelling and a solid publication record are an advantage. The
person we seek loves to work with equations and loves to put them into
computer code, but must at the same time find much motivation and
inspiration from applying mathematics to real world problems.

The project lasts three years and will commence before the end of this year.
The annual salary will be in the range EUR 35,000 to EUR 42,000.

Applications (letter and curriculum vitae) must arrive BEFORE 1 SEPTEMBER
2002. Please send your application to:

Dr. Gerard B.M. Heuvelink
IBED-Physical Geography
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam

Application through E-mail or FAX is also accepted:

g.b.m.heuvelink at science.uva.nl / (+)31 20 5257431
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