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[Met-jobs] PhD Position -“Adaptation to floods under a future climate” at the Inst. of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 8 Oct 2013 08:02:07 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of
Hydrology and Hydrodynamics, Warsaw, Poland seeks highly motivated
candidate for a:

PhD position “Adaptation to floods under a future climate”

duration 3 years, start date: 1.12.2013

Reference WP2/WP4

The Institut eof Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences (IGF PAS) is a
multidisciplinary organization engaged in advanced research, teaching
and service provision in cutting-edge geophysical sciences and is one of
the largest research centres in Poland working towards understanding and
monitoring the environment. In all classifications IGF PAS has been
ranked within top 3 Polish institutions dealing with Earth Sciences. The
main areas of expertise of IGF PAS are: seismology, geomagnetism, Earth
s interior dynamics, physics of the atmosphere, hydrology and polar
research. The Hydrology and Hydrodynamics department focuses on the
transport and mixing of contaminants in surface waters, flood wave
transformation and flood risk, water resources management, assessment of
the impact of climate change from theoretical and experimental
perspectives. For more information visit:www.igf.edu.

The successful applicant will develop an adaptation strategy for the
potential effects of future changes in climate on floods, based on
likely changes in hydrological indices. The PhD objectives include
developing methods and strategies for transferring new research results
on likely changes in high flow events under a future climate into useful
information for decision makers. The objectives will be accomplished by
fulfilling the following tasks: (i) distinguishing types of flood
protection measures and constructions which require climate change
adaptation from those which do not, based on operating times, expected
rates of change, and other issues; (ii) analysing how expected changes
in flood risk can be classified into categories which are useful in
practice in Poland, including a comparison with current procedures in
Norway; , (iii) investigating how quantified uncertainty can be taken
into account in decision making in Norway and Poland; and (iv) testing
adaptation strategies for flood hazard under a future climate in
practice using selected test basins in Poland ; and (v) discussing the
risk and reliability of different adaptation measures.

We seek a candidatewith an MSc degree in Environmental Sciences,
Environmental Engineering, Geography, or Hydrology. Numerate applicants
with some knowledge of modeling who also have knowledge of, or
experience with, planning issues and land use management will be
particularly welcome. A good level of both written and spoken English is
mandatory, together with good communication skills.

We offera position in an international and interdisciplinary team. The
PhD is funded by a Polish-Norwegian Research Program, within the
Polish-Norwegian project “Climate Change Impact on Hydrological
Extremes (CHIHE)”. The project is run in cooperation with the Hydrology
Department of the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
(NVE), including individuals who have been involved in developing the
climate change adaptation strategy for flood hazards in Norway. We
specifically encourage qualified female researchers to apply. The
successful candidate will develop skills in water management issues,
uncertainty analysis, climate change impacts on flood risk and working
with large datasets.

Applications including the reference (WP2/WP4), cover letter, full CV,
certificates and contact details of two referees shall be sent in a
single PDF file to <chihe@igf.edu.pl> by 30.10.2013. For further
information contact Prof. Dr hab. Renata Romanowicz
(<romanowicz@igf.edu.pl>) or Dr. Marzena Osuch (<marz@igf.edu.pl>).



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