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Position: Doctoral Candidate (engineering science) - PRIDE PhD Fellow (m/f)
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duties: Research direction: The Geophysics Laboratory focuses on four main research topics, climate variability, geodynamics, and regional processes; Manage and drive forward your research project; Attend doctoral school courses, trainings and social events
Requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in geodesy, geophysics and/or physics, applied mathematics, computational engineering; Solid background in computing and fluency in one of the MATLAB, Python, or C++; Profound knowledge of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and/or Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR)
   
Text: UOL02917 31-Dec-2019 Company Text The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research university. The University of Luxembourg (UL) invites applications for a Doctoral Candidate (m/f). The selected candidate will be part of the DRIVEN Doctoral Training Unit ( https://driven.uni.lu ), consisting of 19 doctoral candidates. DRIVEN is funded by the FNR PRIDE funding instrument https://www.fnr.lu/funding-instruments/pride/ . Doctoral Candidate (engineering science) - PRIDE PhD Fellow (m/f) Ref: 50013529 / R-AGR-3440-13-C 48 month PhD research project (initial 14 months fixed-term contract, extendable up to 48 months) Full-time contract (40h/week) Employee and student status Framework: The Computational and Data DRIVEN Science DTU is training a cohort of 19 Doctoral Candidates who will develop data-driven modelling approaches common to a number of applications strategic to the Luxembourgish Research Area and Luxembourg’s Smart Specialisation Strategies . DRIVEN will build a bridge between state-of-the-art data driven modelling approaches and particular application domains, including Computational Physics, Engineering Sciences, Computational Biology and Life Sciences, Computational Behavioural and Social Sciences, and Geodynamics. Your Role Research direction: The Geophysics Laboratory focuses on four main research topics, climate variability, geodynamics, and regional processes. The main objectives are to develop reliable measurements of environmental changes at all spatial and temporal scales. The research focuses mainly on the modelling and interpretation of satellite data. In particular, the team investigates changes in the water cycle, the mass changes in the Greenland ice sheet, the dynamics of the Yellowstone Caldera, and the use of GNSS reflections for sea-level, snow-depth, and soil moisture studies. The team is also interested in developing expertise in the use of satellite imagery for addressing these problems. Job description: Your primary tasks as a DRIVEN fellow are to: Manage and drive forward your research project Attend doctoral school courses, trainings and social events Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis Disseminate your research at conferences and seminars Supervision: The PhD student will work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Tonie van Dam , her team, and collaborators at the Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology. For further information, please contact: Dr. Sajad Tabibi, E-mail: sajad.tabibi@uni.lu , Tel: 352-46 66 44 - 5315 Your Profile Master's degree or equivalent in geodesy, geophysics and/or physics, applied mathematics, computational engineering Solid background in computing and fluency in one of the MATLAB, Python, or C++ Profound knowledge of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and/or Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) Good English language skills (a certified level B2 is the minimum required, while level C1 is a plus). Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Curiosity and self-motivation We offer A dynamic and well-equipped research environment within the Department of Computational Engineering and Sciences Intensive training in scientific and transferable skills, participation in schools, conferences and workshops Enrolment as a PhD student in the DRIVEN Training Unit, within an appropriate the UL doctoral school, e.g. Doctoral School of Science and Engineering Personal work space at UL Further Information Application submission: Before proceeding with the submission of your application, please prepare the following documents. Curriculum vitae (maximum two pages) Motivation letter (maximum two pages) detailing how you meet the selection criteria for the given research direction Publication list (if any) and PDFs of those publications Master’s thesis (final or draft, if draft, then state the expected submission date) Full contact details of two persons willing to act as referees Copies of diplomas, transcripts with grades, with English, French or German translation And a short research proposal that fits with the ongoing research in the Geophysics Laboratory The research proposal should contain a title, the hypothesis to be tested with your research, and an outline of the research steps required to test the hypothesis. The document should be no longer than two pages. All documents should be uploaded in PDF format via the UL online submission system until 31 December 2019 (no applications via email, please). Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. Selection process: Candidates will be shortlisted based on the criteria detailed above. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview and/or interviewed by phone. The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer. Research work in Luxembourg: Please see the Foreign Researcher’s Guide to Luxembourg for more information on research employment in Luxembourg and the procedures that apply.
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