PhD position in snow hydrology @ Innsbruck Geography department

Vacancy: PhD position at the University of Innsbruck (Austria)

A PhD position is available within the new research project „CRYOMON-SciPro: Cryosphere Monitoring in the EUREGIO Region“, a joint EUREGIO Interregional Project Network with the partners European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), the University of Trento (both Italy) and the University of Innsbruck (Austria).

The PhD project at the Institute of Geography of the University of Innsbruck will be nested in a joint cooperative project setting. Thesis topics include the modelling of snow hydrological and hydroclimatological processes at the scales of well-equipped test sites, and the entire EUREGIO region. The modelling will benefit from multiple data sources, including weather model output as well as optical and radar satellite data, and contribute to multi level data fusion. Applicants should have a M.Sc. in geosciences, geography or hydrology and experience in numerical modelling. Fluent English is a prerequisite, as is the motivation to publish in peer-reviewed journals.

The Institute of Geography has a long record of cryospheric research. We investigate snow, glacier and permafrost processes at various scales with a multitude of methods including remote sensing and modelling. Thereby we focus on the interaction between climate and the land surface/hydrosphere in mountain regions, and the development of inter- and transdisciplinary approaches for integrative views on the investigated systems.

Research will be carried out in the working group Alpine Hydroclimatology. The duration of the project is three years, starting from January 2016. The employment will follow the standards for projects funded by the Austrian Science Fund (https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs/). Information about the graduate program and on general admission requirements is available at http://www.uibk.ac.at/studium/angebot/phd-geographie/index.html.en.
Please send Your CV, a letter of motivation and the names and email addresses of two references to ulrich.strasser@uibk.ac.at, or pass this opportunity to the attention of highly motivated graduates.

Closing date is December 12th, 2015.

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Prof. Ulrich Strasser
University of Innsbruck, Institute of Geography
Innrain 52f, A-6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 (0)512 507 54004
Fax: +43 (0)512 507 54199
www.alpinehydroclimatology.net
www.uibk.ac.at/geographie

About lindsey

Environmental scientist. I am glaciologist specialising in glacier-climate interactions to better understand the climate system. The point of this is to understand how glaciated envionments might change in the future - how the glaciers will respond and what the impact on associated water resources and hazard potential will be.
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