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[Met-jobs] 5 PostDocs and 2 PhD positions at TU Vienna

From "Gemma Carr" <>
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Date Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:38:47 +0100

Vienna University of Technology announces 5 PostDocs and 2 PhD positions for the project FloodChange funded by the ERC.

The Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) announces Post-Doc and PhD positions for the FloodChange (Deciphering River Flood Change) project. FloodChange runs over 5 years and is an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC -, one of the most prestigious funding programmes for fundamental research in Europe.

The key questions addressed by FloodChange are: When, where, how have floods changed in Europe? Why do floods change? How sensitive are floods to changes in land use and climate? How confident can we be about predicting future changes in floods? For the first time, it will be possible to systematise the effects of land use and climate on floods, which will provide a vital step towards predicting how floods will change in the future.

Five Post-Doc and two PhD positions are available in the following research themes:

•  Flood-hydrology                              

•  Catchment hydrology

•  Climatology/Meteorology                

•  Regional hydrology

•  Soil science/Plant physiology

•  Environmental statistics

The working language is English. A capacity and willingness to integrate and collaborate is essential. The PhD students of FloodChange will be enrolled in the Vienna Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems (, and will directly benefit from its interdisciplinary nature.

A salary is provided according to the TU Wien scheme, together with a significant allowance for travel and research support. TU Wien is an equal opportunities employer. The contracts will be for three years and extension is possible. The preferred starting date is July 1, 2012.

Candidates should send a letter of application, a statement of research interests, copies of education certificates and a Curriculum Vitae to (pdf format), or as a hard copy to The Centre of Water Resource Systems, c/o Dr. Gemma Carr, Vienna University of Technology, A-1040 Vienna, Karlsplatz 13/222-2, Austria.  Please quote reference: FloodChange. 

Application deadline is April 30, 2012. Short listed candidates will be invited to a selection seminar. Financial support towards travel expenses is available on request.

Information about FloodChange may be viewed at:





Dr. Gemma Carr

Post Doctoral Research Assistant and Programme Coordinator

Vienna Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems


Centre for Water Resource Systems

Vienna University of Technology

Karlsplatz 13/222, A-1040 Vienna,



Phone: +43 (0)1 58801-406655



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