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PhD Candidate Data-driven river discharge and coastal sea level change in the North Sea region and the Horn of Africa (position 1)

PhD Candidate
Data-driven river discharge and coastal sea level change in the North Sea region
and the Horn of Africa (position 1)

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Key takeaways

  • Hours 40 hr.
  • Salary indication € 2,541 - € 3,247
  • Deadline 29 Sep 2022

Within the recently funded NWO Vidi grant “Unravelling watershed fluxes to detect emerging changes of the water balance” we are looking for 2 PhD Candidates see also the other vacancy

This is position 1.

Your challenge includes the estimation of river discharge from local gauges and ‘virtual’ gauges (i.e. radar altimetry) at the mouths of the watersheds of the two focus regions (Watersheds around the North Sea and the Greater Horn of Africa). Furthermore, you will provide estimates of regional sea level change from re-tracked radar altimetry and vertical land motion from GNSS networks. The output of your research will enhance the understanding of our ability to monitor and close the water cycle in the focus regions. Furthermore, it will also serve as a key input for the inversion framework which will be developed within the other PhD position. For that reason, a close collaboration with the other PhD candidate, which will run in parallel, is foreseen.

Your profile

  • You have an MSc degree in geodesy/geomatics, civil engineering, earth sciences or a related field
  • You have an interdisciplinary mindset and affinity with topics such as the large scale water cycle, sea level, inverse problems and (geodetic) earth observation techniques
  • You have programming skills (python is an advantage), and are interested in geo-informatics, earth observation, cloud computing and working with spatial databases
  • You value applying open science principles in your research
  • You are a team worker
  • You have an excellent command of English (above IELTS 7.5 or equivalent), and enjoy communicating your research to a broader audience

Our offer

We offer you an inspiring multidisciplinary and challenging international and academic environment. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalisation is an important part of the strategic agenda. You will be employed on a fulltime basis for 4 years, with a qualifier in the first year. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement (CAO-NU) of the Dutch Universities.

  • A starting salary of € 2,541.- in the first year and a salary of € 3,247.- in the fourth year gross per month;
  • Tailor-made educational/development programme of at least 6 months (30EC), including visits to conferences;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • A total of 41 holiday days in case of full-time employment;
  • Professional and personal development programmes;
  • Costs for moving to Enschede may be reimbursed.

Information and application

For more information you can contact Dr.-Ing. Roelof Rietbroek (e-mail: r.rietbroek@utwente.nl). You are also invited to visit our homepage.

Please submit your application before 30 September 2022 (choose “apply now” below). Your application should include:

Job interviews will tentatively be held in the second half of October 2022.

The University of Twente wants to be an organisation that optimally deploys diversity, talents and capabilities in the labour market for now and the future. In the framework of our diversity and inclusiveness policy, we strongly stimulate people with a (work) disability to apply for this position.

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About the department

The Water Resources Department of the Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) at the University of Twente, works in the domains of Water and the Environment, focusing on water, food, energy and ecosystems security and sustainability. The department uses satellite based earth observation and in-situ ground truthing in combination with hydrologic and earth systems modelling and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for the assessment and monitoring of the water, energy and biogeochemical cycles to support planning and management of water resources and freshwater and coastal ecosystems under global change.

About the organization

The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) provides international postgraduate education, research and project services in the field of geo-information science and earth observation. Our mission is capacity development, where we apply, share and facilitate the effective use of geo-information and earth observation knowledge and tools for tackling global wicked problems. Our purpose is to enable our many partners around the world to track and trace the impact – and the shifting causes and frontiers – of today’s global challenges. Our vision is of a world in which researchers, educators, and students collaborate across disciplinary and geographic divides with governmental and non-governmental organisations, institutes, businesses, and local populations to surmount today’s complex global challenges and to contribute to sustainable, fair, and digital societies.

About the faculty ITC 

Curious about were the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) stands for? Check out the ITC website for more information.

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Rietbroek, R. (Roelof)

Rietbroek, R. (Roelof)
Assistant Professor

Rietbroek, R. (Roelof)
Assistant Professor

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