The Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission is responsible for the Copernicus Emergency Management Service which includes the flood and drought early warning and monitoring component with its European and Global Flood Awareness Systems (EFAS and GloFAS) as well as the European and Global Drought Observatories (EDO and GDO).

Common to all those systems is the usage of the hydrological model LISFLOOD to predict floods, low flow events or other hydrologic variables. LISFLOOD is an open-source, spatially distributed rainfall-runoff model which was developed at the JRC and is used across the JRC to support not only hydrological forecasting but also other water related policies, for example by assessing the impacts of climate change on water resources or flood risk.

We are looking for a hydrologic model developer that helps us in further improving LISFLOOD in particular for the flood forecasting in EFAS and GloFAS as well as for assessing flood and drought risk under a changing climate.

Find out more about the job description and how to apply here (Code: 2022-IPR-E1-FGIV-020509 - FG IV - Scientific Project Officer – Hydrologic model developer for flood and drought early warning systems- ISPRA :

Application deadline: 20 May 2022

Come and work with us as part of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service at the Joint Research Center!