02/04/2021
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PhD Programme in Future Earth, Climate Change and Societal Challenges - Academic Year 2021/2022 - Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Environmental science
    Geosciences
    Political sciencesScience and society
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    21/05/2021 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Italy › Bologna
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/11/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    Topic LC-SFS-34-2019

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The PhD focuses on earth sciences, climate change, mitigation/adaptation strategies, national and international policies and measures, one health, fostering multidisciplinary training. The learning outcomes align with the Sustainable Development Goals. PhD candidates will actively contribute to designing and implementing solutions, strategies and policies for sustainable development in the 21st century, researching ways to protect human, animal and environmental health, based on an advanced understanding of the risks deriving from climate change. The programme will train professionals in the fields of earth and climate sciences, food production, economics, human health in the environmental context and social sciences in the context of climate change for careers in academia, research, government, industry and international organizations.

Curricula and research fields:

Curriculum 1. One Health

  • Biodiversity loss and environmental impacts on health
  • Environmental health risk factors
  • Nutrition and health/disease determinants
  • Antimicrobial resistance at human/animal/environmental interfaces
  • Environmental health risks and law
  • Climate change and emerging infectious diseases
  • Microbiome at human/animal/environmental interfaces
  • Food and water safety, sustainable food production, waste management
  • Urban environment and human-animal relationships
  • Diseases impact and management strategies at socio-economic and environmental levels
  • Artificial intelligence applied to epidemiological and environmental data.

 

Curriculum 2. The earth system

  • Solid earth physics
  • Observations of the atmosphere, oceans and ecosystems
  • Climate variations and modeling
  • Atmospheric and ocean predictions
  • Water and hydrology
  • Carbon cycle and biogeochemical cycles
  • Paleoclimate
  • Hazard mapping and extreme events
  • Machine Learning applied to earth system data.

 

Curriculum 3. Impacts, adaptation and vulnerability

  • Food production and security
  • Water resources and security
  • Biodiversity, environment and nature conservation
  • Economics of adaptation
  • Resilient agriculture
  • Cultural heritage conservation
  • Recovery and reuse of materials

 

Curriculum 4. Technological innovations for a decarbonized society

  • Energy and environmental efficient systems
  • Renewable energy systems and products
  • Green/blue/hybrid architecture
  • Smart grids and positive energy districts
  • Transport innovation
  • Low carbon technologies
  • Sustainable chemistry and engineering
  • Industrial and Urban Symbiosis.

 

Curriculum 5. Socio-economic and legal studies for mitigation of climate change

  • Social, Economic, and Ethical Concepts and Methods
  • Sustainable Development and Equity
  • International Cooperation
  • Regional Development and Cooperation
  • Cross-cutting Investment and Finance issues
  • Environmental law
  • Circular economy
  • Communicating Climate Change.

More Information

Benefits

The yearly gross amount of the scholarships is € 15.343,28. Social-security contributions are deducted monthly from the gross scholarship by the University on behalf of the PhD candidates. Scholarships are paid to PhD candidates on a monthly basis, in arrears (payment is completed not earlier than the 25th day of the month).

Eligibility criteria

Please, check the Call for applications

Selection process

Qualifications and research proposal evaluation

Oral examination

More information and details in the PhD Programme Table

Additional comments

 

 

 

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Offer Requirements

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

Skills/Qualifications

Applicants, regardless of age and citizenship status, can apply for the admission to the selection procedure if they have awarded at least one of the following degrees:

  1. Laurea Magistrale, Magistrale a ciclo unico or Laurea Specialistica (Master’s Degree);
  2. Laurea di Vecchio Ordinamento (pre-1999 reform);
  3. A Second Cycle Degree awarded by academic institutions part of AFAM (Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale);
  4. A non-Italian Second Cycle Degree (Master’s Degree or Single Cycle Degree) awarded by an academic institution equivalent to the above mentioned degrees (letters a, b, c).

Applicants who are yet to obtain their Second Cycle Degree are admitted to the selection procedure on condition that they obtain their degree by no later than October, 31st 2021.

Specific Requirements

- Multi-annual research proposal

- Abstract of the second cycle master’s degree thesis

- Motivation letter

- No more than 2 reference letters

- List of the publications

- List of abstracts and posters at congresses

- University Master courses, Postgraduate vocational training programmes and/or specialisation programmes relevant to the PhD programme

- Specialisation thesis

- Teaching activity carried out at university level

- Research activity

- Working activity

- Language proficiency certificates

- Study periods completed abroad

- Other qualifications attesting the suitability of the applicant

More information in the PhD Programme Table.

Work location(s)
17 position(s) available at
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna
Italy
Bologna

EURAXESS offer ID: 623055

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