PhD scholarship in Hydrologic Remote Sensing

Tuesday 13 Oct 20

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The Department of Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Environment) advertises a fully funded 3-year PhD position in hydrologic remote sensing. 

The project is co-funded by the Sino-Danish University Center (SDC) and includes a compulsory research stay of at least 9 months at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The research topic and the collaborative relationships with the Chinese partners will be defined in more detail with the successful candidate. 

The PhD research will focus on the exploitation of satellite earth observation missions and/or geophysical datasets acquired using unmanned airborne platforms for hydrologic analysis and modeling. 

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will focus on selected water resources management problems in the Chinese context and will spend at least 9 months out of the 3 years in China, being affiliated with one CAS institute. The candidate is expected to contribute to teaching the SDC MSc program “Water and Environment” in Beijing. Willingness to travel and work in an international environment is essential. The candidate will work in a team consisting of scientists from DTU Environment and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Familiarity with Danish and Chinese water resources research environments is an advantage. 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. 

The successful candidate will have a background in earth and environmental sciences/engineering. 

Approval and Enrolment 
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
Applications will be assessed by Peter Bauer-Gottwein.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.


Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. 

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Peter Bauer-Gottwein, tel.: +45 4525 2171. 

You can read more about DTU Environment at www.env.dtu.dk/english

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 30 October 2020Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it. 

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. 

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. 

DTU Environment is one of the largest university departments specialising in water, environmental engineering and sustainability in Europe. We are working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and new generations of engineers. Our activities within research, education and innovation are focused water, chemicals and resources. The department has app. 185 staff members of more than 25 nationalities. 


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