March 2017
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[Met-jobs] PhD Opportunity at the University of Innsbruck (Austria)

From Roger Brugge <>
To "" <>
Date Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:25:46 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

PhD position

The Biometeorology group ( <>)
at the Institute of Ecology at the University of Innsbruck has an
opening for a PhD student position within the frame of the
Italian-Austrian collaborative project “CYCLAMEN – Cycling of carbon and
water in mountain ecosystems under changing climate and land use”.

The PhD project involves working with an extant
soil-vegetation-atmosphere-transfer model and adapting it to make it
interface with remotely sensed data in the visible and near-infrared
region. Eddy covariance carbon dioxide and water vapor flux data from
+30 sites in the Alps and MODIS satellite remote sensing data will be
used in a Bayesian calibration framework to determine model parameters
and their uncertainties. Regional climate and land-use scenarios,
provided by project partners, will be used for projections into the future.

The successful candidate will have a MSc or equivalent degree in
Biology, Environmental, Atmospheric, Computer Science or similar that
allows him/her to enroll in the PhD program Biology at the University of
Innsbruck and will possess the following key skills: (i) a thorough
understanding of ecosystem carbon and water cycling processes, (ii)
proven ability to work with complex ecological models, Bayesian
inference and to manipulate large data sets (preferably in Matlab),
(iii) excellent oral and written communication skills (English, German
is a plus) and (iv) the ability to work efficiently in an
interdisciplinary project team.

The position will be available from May 2017 on for a duration of three

Applications including a CV, letter of motivation and contact details of
two references should be directed to Prof. Georg Wohlfahrt
( <>).


Dr. Georg Wohlfahrt
Associate Professor
Institute of Ecology
University of Innsbruck
Sternwartestr. 15
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Email <>
Web <>

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