Three Ph.D. positions in Environmental Analysis with focus on Hydrological Extremes and Society
Sort on published: 2018-02-05
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University is one of the largest and scientifically broadest Earth Science Department in Sweden and includes research programmes in Mineralogy, petrology and tectonics, Geophysics, Palaeobiology, Hydrogeology, Meteorology and Natural resource science.
Within the framework of a recently granted ERC project (HydroSocial Extremes), we are announcing three PhD student positions. The project aims to unravel the interactions between hydrological extremes (floods and droughts) and society.
The three PhD positions will be placed at Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences, Programme for Air, Water and Landscape Sciences.
Duties/Project description: These PhD projects will analyze the spatial-temporal relationships between the occurrence of hydrological extremes, i.e. drought and flood events, and changes in human societies. The projects will focus on the study of global hotspots, i.e. numerous human-environment systems across scales and gradients of socio-hydrological conditions. The selected students will be affiliated to the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS, www.cnds.se)
Requirements: The applicant shall have university science degree (MSc) in environmental sciences, geography, hydrology or related areas relevant to the PhD topic. Other degrees may also be considered, in particular civil and environmental engineering. The successful candidate shall have a solid base in mathematics, statistics, and basic computer skills. Good communication skills in English, both spoken and written, are required.
Application: The application should include a 2-page statement of research interest and motivation for applying for this PhD position. More specifically, how applicant’s research interests are related to the PhD topic, which is broadly defined above, and how applicant’s qualifications meet the required qualifications. The application should also include a CV/resume, verified list of course grades and contact details for at least two reference persons. If available, a Master thesis and letters of recommendation can also be attached. Please note that applications can only be accepted via the web interface linked below.
The holder of a Ph.D. position shall primarily devote her/his time to own research studies. Other departmental work, such as educational or administrative can be part of position (max 20%). The applicant must be eligible for Ph.D. studies. Priority is given to those who are deemed to show the greatest aptitude for a successful completion of graduate studies. Local guidelines at Uppsala University determine the salary levels.
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: 01-05-2018 or as agreed upon. Temporary position for four years
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact
Giuliano Di Baldassarre (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org), or Johanna Mård (e-mail email@example.com).
Please submit your application by March 31, 2018, UFV-PA 2018/445.
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/445
Last application date: 2018-03-31