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22 Jan 2019

Full-Time PhD project on drought reconstruction

Czech University of Life Sciences / Faculty of Environmental Sciences – Posted by hanel Anywhere

Job Description

We currently seek a candidate to work at the 3-year research project “XEROS: eXtreme EuRopean drOughtS: multimodel synthesis of past, present and future events”, see here. This project position should be combined with PhD study. The PhD study starts in September 2019, postdocs and project researchers could start as soon as possible.

High-profile international candidates from engineering, geosciences or computer science, wishing to achieve a further step in their career in the dynamic research environment of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague are welcome to apply. Candidates with previous experience in data analysis of big data sets and solid background in basic science will be considered with particular attention.

Within the 4 years study period, the PhD students will be rewarded with 20,000-25,000 CZK/month net (785-980 EUR) + bonuses.

The Hydrological and Climate Variability Research Group is an interdisciplinary team of young researchers focusing on the interactions between hydrological and climatic processes. It is affiliated to the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and the Department of Water Resources and Environmental Modelling, under the direction of Dr. Martin Hanel. Building upon national and international collaborations, we are trying to analyze how climatic variability affects the water cycle components and vice versa. To achieve this we explore existing multi-source data or produce new ones from field measurements and computer simulations, develop sophisticated statistical and numerical methods to process them and apply novel approaches to visualize and present them. A main research line of the group is the study of extreme hydroclimatic events, and droughts in particular, as we are motivated by its severe socioeconomic consequences to current and future generations. Our research involves also the understanding and numerical modelling of physical processes related to atmosphere, hydrosphere including processes related to dynamics of soil and ground water and pollutant transport.

The Faculty of Environmental Science (FES)  is the leading body of university education, research, development and  expert activities in the environmental – ecological field. Doctoral  studies at the FES are both full-time and combined and last 4 years.  Subjects are taught in Czech and English.

We at FES are open to new ideas and will  not hesitate to support promising projects and their young researchers.  We understand the needs of doctoral students, and we therefore offer  them a wide range of professional support:

  • scholarship system based on student performance, including rewards for publishing,
  • possibility of financing projects from faculty resources and the university grant agency,
  • reimbursement of costs associated with publishing scientific outputs,
  • financial participation of faculty for active participation in conferences,
  • a rich offer of internships and study trips,
  • accommodation in dormitories on the university campus,
  • free access to specialized databases (Web of Science, etc.),
  • use of excellently-equipped laboratories and state of the art scientific equipment and software.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should contact Yannis Markonis, [email protected] as soon as possible.  

Job Categories: Researcher/Academic. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: climate change, drought, hydrology, large scale, reconstruction, and statistics. Salaries: Less than $100,000.

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