|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Tue, 8 Oct 2013 08:04:49 +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‘Flood and drought frequency analysis within a non-stationary framework’ Duration 3 years, start date: 1.12.2013 Reference WP3 The Institute of 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 applicantwill work with a team of researchers based in Poland and in Norway to advance our current understanding of likely changes in hydrological extremes under a future climate. The focus of the position will be on the use ofsimulated data derived from a series of linked climate and hydrological models and analyses. This will include: (i) trends in quantiles: the estimation of upper quantiles by means of selecting probability distribution functions and fitting them to seasonal, annual or partial duration series; (ii) development and application of non-stationary methods of frequency analysis suitable for both high and low flow events; (iii) development and application of the duration flow frequency (DqF) to the observed and projected high and low flow event series; (iv) application of copula based approach to the modelling of observed and simulated high and low flow events and testing its conditions of applicability in climate change modelling. We seek a candidatewith an MSc degree in Environmental Sciences or Engineering, Geography, Hydrology, Applied Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science. Applicants with a methodological background should have experience in environmental applications, and vice versa. Experience in uncertainty analysis, programming (e.g. FORTRAN and/or R or MATLAB) are desirable. A good level of both written and spoken English, together with good communication skills are mandatory. 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), which has substantial experience and activity in the areas of hydrological modelling and statistical analysis and in climate change impact research. We specifically encourage qualified female researchers to apply. The successful candidate will develop skills in applied multivariate statistical analysis of extreme hydrological events. Results of this work will constitute the basis of the candidate’s PhD thesis. Applications including the reference (WP3), cover letter, full CV, certificates and contact details of two referees shall be sent in a single PDF file to email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>by 30.10.2013. For further information contact Dr hab. Krzysztof Kochanek (email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>).
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