PhD position in the field of remote sensing and permafrost monitoring and modelling available at the AWI, Potsdam, Germany (85/D/Geo-P)

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PhD position in the field of remote sensing and permafrost monitoring and modelling available at the AWI, Potsdam, Germany (85/D/Geo-P)

Birgit Heim

PhD Position Announcement


PhD position in the field of remote sensing and permafrost monitoring and modelling available at the Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Research Station Potsdam, Germany, (85/D/Geo-P)

The PhD project will be carried out in AWI's periglacial section under the supervision of Julia Boike, Moritz Langer and Birgit Heim, 

http://www.awi.de/en/research/research_divisions/geosciences/periglacial_research/.

More information can be found at: http://www.awi.de/de/aktuelles_und_presse/stellenangebote/potsdam_berlin/

 

The project requires readiness for week-long expeditions to establish measurement fields and experiments in the central Lena River Delta (RU).

The assessment of SAR data for the retrieval of freeze/thaw processes and subsidence in permafrost regions is part of a cooperation with the University Oslo (NO), and the German Space Agency (DLR).

The development of a permafrost model will be realized in close collaboration between the AWI and the University Oslo.

 

Requirements: Master/Diplom in physics, meteorology, geosciences or similar discipline; field work experience, excellent team work capabilities in a multidisciplinary team; fluency in English (written and spoken), programming skills (C++, Matlab). Beneficial: radar remote sensing experience, geomatics/image processing

 

The positions will be funded for three years. The successful candidate will work within an active multidisciplinary research group focussing on permafrost research.

Qualified applicants should send applications (including CV, a brief letter of motivation, and two references) with the reference number 85/D/Geo-P, before October 15th

to:

Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung

PO Box 60 01 49

14401 Potsdam

Germany,


thanks,

Birgit Heim



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