|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Tue, 8 Oct 2013 08:08:41 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... PhD Position in ‘Analysing losses and risk hotspots based on insurance data’ The open position is part of the Mobiliar Lab for Climate Impact Research and Natural Hazards. The goal of the Mobilar Lab is to study and to quantify the spatio-temporal characteristics of climate risks and natural hazards and their impacts upon the Swiss society. The focus is on applied research and practical applications. The Mobiliar Lab is part of the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Bern. <http://www.oeschger.unibe.ch/about/news/news_de.html?ID=19> We have an opening for a 3 year PhD position starting 1 January 2014. Losses induced by floods, storms and hail increased in the last decades and are recorded in the database of insurances companies. The PhD project will focus on (i) consolidating different geo-databases in GIS, (ii) spatial and statistical analysis of natural hazard processes and loss data in order to (iii) develop an approach for modelling risk hotspots. The PhD project will be supervised by PD Dr. Margreth Keiler (Institute of Geography, University of Bern) and will enrol in an interdisciplinary research environment. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a Masters degree in the fields of geography, hydrology, geo-informatics, geosciences, environmental sciences or similar, with enthusiasm for research questions in the field of risk research, with good skills in GIS and an interest in working with large data sets, the willingness to work in a trans- disciplinary research environment and to develop creative strategies, with an interest in applied research, with a good knowledge of German and English. The PhD project is part of the Graduate School of Climate Sciences at the Oeschger Centre of the University <http://www.climatestudies.unibe.ch/>. The graduate school offers a broad range of educational and training opportunities (Summer School, Young Researchers Meetings) and a unique interdisciplinary network in the field of climate sciences at the University of Bern. The close collaboration with the Swiss Mobiliar Insurance company offers the possibility to transfer the research results into practice. The gross salary is fixed according to Swiss National Science Foundation regulations. For informal inquiries about the PhD position and questions regarding the Mobiliar Lab, the Oeschger Centre and the University of Bern please contact Margreth Keiler (<email@example.com> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>). Please send your application documents (diploma and transcript, CV, letter of motivation and the names and addresses of two references) in ONE pdf file to <email@example.com> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. Review of applications will start on 1 October 2013 and will be continued until the position is filled. Applications from qualified women are warmly encouraged.
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