PhD scholarship in GNSS data analyse

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The division of Geodesy at DTU Space, Technical University of Denmark advertises a fully funded 3-year PhD position (expected to start on 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible) to process and analyze GNSS data from Denmark and Greenland to improve 3D bedrock uplift models due to past and present ice variability.

DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space- & Astrophysics.


Over the past decade, DTU Space has established itself as a world leader in research and applications involving e.g. the ice sheet and glacier mass changes, climate change, sea level rise. One of our core activities is to model and observe land uplift due to past and present-day ice sheet mass changes. The PhD Student will focus on surface deformation from GPS, which is central to DTU Space’s strategic effort in the area of geodesy.


The PhD Student will be attached to the new merged division of geodesy and geodynamic, which is one of the six divisions comprising DTU Space.


Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate is expected to perform original research that aims at improving our understanding of 3D surface displacements of the solid earth due to past and present-day ice variability. The candidate is expected to:

  • Process GNSS data from permanent GNSS stations located in Denmark and Greenland using state-of-art processing software e.g. GIPSY, BERNESE.
  • Analyze reflected GPS signals from selected GPS sites on the Greenland ice sheet.
  • Combine the various satellite altimetry datasets to improve mass loss estimates in time and space.
  • Analyze 3D surface displacements of the solid earth due to present-day ice loss.
  • Help modeling elastic displacements due to present-day ice loss.

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.


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

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Shfaqat Abbas Khan, Professor  Per Knudsen, and Dr. Kristian Evers (SDFE).


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.


You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Shfaqat Abbas Khan, +45 4525 9775, e-mail: abbas@space.dtu.dk


You can read more about geodesy at  https://www.space.dtu.dk/english/research/research_divisions/geodesy.


Application
Please submit your online application no later than 30 June 2019


Applications 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 Space has about 160 employees, an annual turn-over of about 150 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences. As the National Space Institute, DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space-& Astro-physics.


DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.