PhD position in Environmental Analysis

Last updated: 26 June 2017 at 11:49

Project description:
This PhD project will analyze the spatial-temporal relationships between the occurrence of hydrological extremes, i.e. drought and flood events, and changes in human societies with a focus on migration and conflicts. The project will focus on the study of global hotspots, i.e. numerous human-environment systems across scales and gradients of socio-hydrological conditions. GIS and remote sensing analysis will be carried out to exploit new sources of global data. Collaboration and dialogue within the CNDS framework will provide an interdisciplinary platform to share and gain expertize within disaster risk reduction. The selected student will be affiliated to the Centre for Natural Disaster Science (CNDS).

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 particularly civil and environmental engineering. The successful candidate shall have a solid base in mathematics, statistics, and basic computer skills. Previous experience of GIS and remote sensing analysis, within multi- inter- or trans-disciplinary studies, is considered a merit. Good communication skills in English, both spoken and written, are required.

How to apply:
The application should include a -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 on the website.

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