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.
Information and application
For more information you can contact Dr.-Ing. Roelof Rietbroek (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). You are also invited to visit our homepage.
Please submit your application before 30 September 2022 (choose “apply now” below). Your application should include:
- A cover letter (maximum 1 page A4), emphasizing your specific interest to this position, your qualifications and motivation to apply for this position.
- A full Curriculum Vitae, including a list of all courses attended with associated grades and 2 references.
- An executive summary (maximum 1 page A4) highlighting one of your (MSc) research projects
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.
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.