|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|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 <email@example.com> by 31.10.2013. For further information contact Prof. Dr hab. Renata Romanowicz (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) or Dr. Marzena Osuch (<email@example.com>).
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