PhD position/utbildningsbidrag in Physical Geography
PhD position/utbildningsbidrag in Physical Geography within the topic: Modelling water resources effects of land-water management in Tanzania, Africa, at the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology. Reference number SU 463-3-12. Deadline for applications: March 16, 2012.
The Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology is one of the major departments within the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University. The department has approximately 120 employees and educates approximately 1500 students annually. The main research areas are “Climate, environment and landscape”, “Landscape analysis and geomatics”, “Glacier and polar environments” and “Land and water resources”. Education is oriented towards geography, biology-earth sciences, geosciences and environmental protection.
We seek to recruit a candidate for a PhD position to investigate and model the hydrological impacts of land-water management on water resources in Tanzania, Africa. A starting point will be to characterize the partitioning of seasonally delivered rainwater between groundwater recharge and direct runoff using tracer-based hydrologic analysis and field surveys. These will be used to constrain the hydrological modelling such that it is capable of quantifying impacts of various land-water management strategies under potential climatic changes.
The candidate should (by starting date) either have obtained a MSc, or acquired a total of 240 higher education credits (of which at least 60 at advanced level), or acquired in some alternative fashion the equivalent knowledge in hydrologic modelling and tracer work. Preference will be given to those with a background in hydrology and affiliated disciplines. Experience of hydrological modelling and programming (in R, Matlab, or equivalent), hydrologic tracer analysis and applications, and field work (particularly under rough conditions) are considered advantageous. Further, a successful applicant must be willing and able to travel to central Tanzania to conduct field sampling campaigns. The PhD dissertation will be written in English.
Terms of employment
The 4-year PhD program includes at least 3 years of research and at most one year of course work. The position may be extended by 1 year if up to 20% teaching assistance or administration is included in the contract. The position is financed by a faculty studentship during the first 12 months, amounting to about 15.500 SEK per month during this period. Upon satisfactory progress, the PhD-student can apply for PhD-employment from the second year with a salary currently starting at 22.600 SEK per month.
Envisioned starting date is June 1, 2012 (can be negotiated).
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and gives equal opportunity for all.
For further information contact Steve Lyon (main supervisor),
telephone +46-8-16 4888, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practical information about the application is available from the personnel administrator, Susanna Blåndman, email@example.com.
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (SACO) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST),
telephone +46-(0)8-16 2000 (switch board), and Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), telephone +46-(0)70-316 43 41.
Your application should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all attested), a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and email addresses), and one copy of your Master Thesis and applicable articles in which you are co-author.
Welcome to send your application, labelled with reference number
SU 463-3-12, no later than March 16, 2012, to:
Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology
SE-106 91 STOCKHOLM
or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications sent by e-mail should be in Word or PDF format. Note! Please include the reference number SU 463-3-12 in the message/subject line of your e-mail.
The handbook for postgraduate students:
Last updated: January 18, 2012
Source: Susanna Blåndman, the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology
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