PhD Position Satellite InSAR and Data Assimilation for Subsidence Analysis a New Modelling Framework to Identify Air Pollution Sources in Urban Area

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 12 Apr 2024

13 Mar 2024
Job Information

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Research Field

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

12 Apr 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

We are seeking a PhD researcher to join our interdisciplinary team that will unravel surface motion over the Groningen gas reservoir in the Netherlands, by decomposing this into various driving mechanisms, and forecast future subsidence, answering questions such as the duration of subsidence after gas production cessation and its magnitude.

The PhD will be mostly located at TU Delft, and operate both in the InSAR research team as well as in the data assimilation team of TU Delft.

In this collaborative project, the University of Utrecht is looking for a PhD candidate on Forecasting Subsidence in the Groningen Reservoir Region to join their interdisciplinary team. Check the vacancy at the website the of University of Utrecht.

The selected candidates for both positions will work closely together.

Specific Requirements

Candidates are expected to have the following qualifications:

  • An MSc degree in mathematics, geosciences, or computer science,
  • Excellent skills in writing and speaking English
  • An open, critical, and interdisciplinary mindset

We expect all candidates to demonstrate a thorough grasp of Linear Algebra, Calculus, Observation Theory, as well as excellent programming skills in Python. They should have teamwork affinity in a diverse environment, and good organizational and communication skills.

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements .

Additional Information

Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2770 per month in the first year to € 3539 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service . This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.

Selection process

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 12 April 2024 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

Additional comments

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Ramon Hanssen ([email protected] ) or Femke Vossepoel ([email protected] ).

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Delft University of Technology
Postal Code
2628 CD
Mekelweg 2

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Mekelweg 2
Postal Code

2628 CD


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