The UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) invites natural sciences or engineering graduates to apply for one of the three research positions that will lead to a PhD degree.
The positions, funded by the German Research Foundation, are available within the framework of a joint research project being undertaken by UNU-FLORES; the Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology, TU Dresden; and the Institute of Hydraulics and Rural Water Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU).
The project, which will focus on developing models to predict land-use-induced soil pore-space changes and their hydrological impacts, is seeking qualified candidates for three 36-month PhD positions (1 October 2015 to 30 September 2018). Two of the positions are in Dresden, within a joint PhD programme offered by UNU-FLORES & TU Dresden, and one is at BOKU in Vienna.
Position 1, at UNU-FLORES, will focus on quantification of temporal variations of soil hydraulic properties and water repellency by periodic field and laboratory measurements at selected field sites in Germany. Position 2, also at UNU-FLORES, will focus on characterization and mathematical description of temporal and management-induced soil hydraulic property changes and implementation of new model concepts into existing hydrological models. Position 3, at BOKU, Vienna, will focus on quantification of temporal variations of soil hydraulic properties by periodic field and laboratory measurements at selected field sites in Austria.
To learn more about this opportunity, including required skills and qualifications, and information on how to apply, please see the Call for Applications on the UNU-FLORES website. The application deadline is 10 August 2015.