20/07/2018

DAAD Scholarship "Forecasting of Urban Flash Floods Based on Rainfall Radar Image Analysis and Urban Hydrological Modelling”

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universität Potsdam
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    GeosciencesHydrology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/10/2018 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Potsdam-Golm
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Other
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/04/2019

In October 2015, the DFG Research Training Group “Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World” (http://natriskchange.de) was established at the University of Potsdam, in cooperation with the Freie Universität of Berlin, the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). NatRiskChange aims to develop methods that improve hazard and risk analyses and quantifications based on the transient, non-stationary nature of hazards and risks in response to changing natural and anthropogenically altered components of the earth system. Key scientific aims are the development, testing and pilot application of studies on the identification, quantification and prediction of transient natural hazards and associated risks. Earthquakes, floods, and mass movements are of major research interest.

Funded by the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the NatRiskChange Research Training Group now offers a full DAAD PhD scholarship at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences of University of Potsdam, Germany for a period of three years (or up to four years for candidates from developing countries). The related PhD project is entitled Forecasting of Urban Flash Floods Based on Rainfall Radar Image Analysis and Urban Hydrological Modelling. Further subject-specific information can be obtained from Prof. Axel Bronstert (axelbron@uni-potsdam.de)

Benefits

The scholarship includes

  • a monthly rate of 1200 Euro
  • travel support and potential support for studies and research
  • combined insurance (health, accident, liability)
  • potential support for rent, or family allowance
  • full funding for a German language course in Germany of up to 6 months, preceding the scholarship

Eligibility criteria

Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability. The NatRiskChange consortium strives to increase the proportion of women in research and specifically encourages females to apply for these positions.

Selection process

Based on the applications, the University of Potsdam will, in a first stage, nominate two to four candidates. These candidates will be required to submit a full application to the DAAD which will then, in a second stage, be evaluated by DAAD. Candidates will be informed in detail about the second stage in case they are nominated after the first stage. The actual scholarship and the related PhD study are envisaged to start in April 2019.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Geosciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

The candidates are required to have

  • an excellent Master’s degree in hydrology, geoecology, meteorology or closely related fields
  • a proven background in data processing, GIS-technology, hydro modelling, rainfall radar analysis
  • good programming skills, e.g. in Python, R or Matlab, and ideally in Fortran and C++
  • experience with hydrological and hazard modelling and if possible urban systems
  • good English language skills

Specific Requirements

The candidates are required to have

  • an excellent Master’s degree in hydrology, geoecology, meteorology or closely related fields
  • a proven background in data processing, GIS-technology, hydro modelling, rainfall radar analysis
  • good programming skills, e.g. in Python, R or Matlab, and ideally in Fortran and C++
  • experience with hydrological and hazard modelling and if possible urban systems
  • good English language skills

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universität Potsdam
Germany
Potsdam-Golm
14476
Karl-Liebknecht-Str.24-25

EURAXESS offer ID: 326196

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