PhD Stipend in Geoinformatics (20-23005)

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PhD Stipend in Geoinformatics (20-23005)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, a PhD stipend is available within the Research Group of Geoinformatics & Earth Observation. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 April 2023 or soon hereafter. The Department of Planning conducts research and teaching within sustainability and planning, and thereby it ranges from the social science aspects like environmental management, spatial planning, energy planning, circular economy, and land management, to technical subjects such as surveying, geoinformatics, and earth observation.

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The purpose of the PhD study is to carry out research in relation to the new Horizon Europe AquaINFRA project, started 1st January 2023. AquaINFRA will be led by the Research Group for Geoinformatics & Earth Observation (Department of Planning) and conducted in collaboration with a European-wide partnership of universities and research institutes. The AquaINFRA project is going to support the ongoing development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) as an overarching research infrastructure. The aim of the project is to develop an AquaINFRA Data Space equipped with FAIR multi-disciplinary data and services to support marine and freshwater scientists and stakeholders in restoring healthy oceans, coastal and inland waters.

The PhD research must be oriented towards one or a combination of the following: a) developing EOSC compliant spatial data infrastructures for water research, b) developing virtual research environments supporting marine and freshwater research based on earth observation techniques, c) developing tools for social-ecological models to support the protection and restoration of ocean and inland waters. When applying, please state your main interest among these topics.

The applicant is expected to have a master’s degree in geoinformatics, surveying, geography, computer science, ocean and freshwater sciences, remote sensing, or similar fields, and must have experience with programming.

The PhD student is expected to contribute to teaching topics related to geoinformatics or related studies at Department of Planning, on bachelor as well as master levels.

You may obtain further information from Professor Henning Sten Hansen, phone +45 28156464, e-mail concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master's degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed at regular points in time.
Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.
For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Lisbeth Diinhoff, The Doctoral School at The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, , phone: +45 9940 9589.
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The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.
AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 15 December 2021 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

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