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[Met-jobs] PhD Position -“Identifying changes in flood and drought in a changing 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 08:05:37 +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 “Identifying changes in flood and drought in a changing
climate”

Duration 3 years, start date: 1.12.2013

Reference WP1/WP2

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 applicant will 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) statistical analysis ofobserved and simulated daily temperature,
rainfall and flow data for selected catchments; (ii) development of
suitable change indices; (iii) delineation of a modelling strategy which
can be applied to both the Polish and the Norwegian catchments for
comparison studies, including the selection of suitable climate
projections, local correction methods and hydrological modelling
techniques; iv) implementation of the approach, including a
quantification of the uncertainty in the ensemble possibly using
Bayesian methods; and v) assessment of the reliability and robustness of
the methods and results.

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, R or
MATLAB) are desirable. A good level of both written and spoken English,
together with good communication skills are mandatory.

We offer a 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 hydrological
modelling and analysis, with a specific focus on extreme events, in
change detection techniques, and in working with large datasets.

Applications including the reference (WP1/WP2), 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 31.10.2013. 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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