PhD position in Hydrology with specialization in Geohydrology
Sort on published: 2018-05-02
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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.
Duties/Project description: CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) is an instrumental method for reducing atmospheric emissions of greenhouse gases and an integral part of global energy and climate policy. In this project we will address one of the main CO2 trapping mechanisms, the residual trapping and its scale dependence, i.e. how the estimate of residual trapping varies with the scale of observation. Experimental and model analyses are being carried out over the entire range of scales; (i) the field scale, where extensively monitored CO2 injection experiments have been carried at Heletz experimental field site, as part of EU project TRUST; (ii) The laboratory scale, where experiments with anologue fluids provide direct observation of the effect of heterogeneity, and (iii) the pore and core scale, where experimental results on core samples along with pore network modeling provide an understanding on how the pore-scale trapping in different rocks can be. The ultimate objective is a unified model of residual trapping over the range of scales allowing an interpretation of field tests aimed at quantifying the sites’ capacity for residual trapping. The work of the PhD student will mainly be analysis and modeling of the experimental results, while a large part of the experimental work has been carried out by other researchers. Certain amount of experimental work in the laboratory/in the field will also be included to the doctoral project. For more information concerning the research group see
The holder of a PhD-student 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%).
Requirements: The applicant should have a MSc in hydrology/geohydrology or a comparable degree in civil engineering/earth sciences. The successful candidate should have a solid base in mathematics and physics/chemistry as well as basic knowledge of computer simulations.
Previous experience in numerical/mathematical modeling is a merit as is experience in experimental methods.
Application: Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis as well as other relevant documents that the applicant wishes to refer to.
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: As soon as possible, or as agreed upon. Temporary position four years.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact Prof. Auli Niemi (tel. +46 18 471 2263, mobile +46 701 679 233, e-mail email@example.com)
Please submit your application by May 22, 2018, UFV-PA 2018/937.
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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
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/937
Last application date: 2018-05-22