PhD Position in seasonal to decadal prediction of glacier mass balances
(Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %)
The Institute of Hydrology and Water Resources Management at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science invites applications for a Ph.D. Position (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %) starting on the earliest possible date. The position is limited to three years.
The candidate is expected to contribute to research in an international research project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). He/she will deal with the development of a seasonal to decadal scale glacier forecast model using both the Open Global Glacier Model (OGGM) and initialized climate forecasts. The research will contribute to the research project as well as to his/her own PhD thesis.
The applicant should hold a master degree in hydrology, civil engineering or atmospheric sciences, with specialization in water sciences, glaciology or equivalent. We expect above-average academic achievements. We are looking for a highly motivated person with scientific capabilities, who is working methods-oriented and has sufficient knowledge in hydrology, glaciology and climate dynamics. Computer programming skills in Python are mandatory; proficiency in German language would be an asset.
As an equal opportunities employer, Leibniz University Hannover intends to promote women and men. For this reason suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply.
Preference will be given to equally qualified applicants with disabilities.
Please submit your full application in electronic form only by 20 January 2019 to