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2013 Doctoral Research Position in Germany and Canada

University of Tübingen

The IRTG at the Universities of Tübingen (Germany), Hohenheim (Germany) and Waterloo (Canada) is inviting applications for PhD research position. This doctoral research position is available for three years. The applicants have to do the main work in Germany and the training part of Canada for six months. Disabled person and women researchers are encouraged for applying this position. Email the complete application by October 1st, 2013. 

About Scholarship: The goal of the project will be to couple spatially-explicit models of vegetation dynamics with models of hydrodynamics on a landscape-scale, for studying pattern formation and selection for certain functional traits in vegetation as a function of climate and geomorphology. The novelty of this approach is that both hydrology and vegetation are regarded as dynamic in space and time, as opposed to purely hydrological or ecological modelling.

The position will be embedded in the International Research Training Group (IRTG) “Integrated Hydrosystem Modelling” The IRTG at the Universities of Tübingen (Germany), Hohenheim (Germany), and Waterloo (Canada) targets at developing and applying numerical models of flow and reactive solute transport in coupled hydrosystems comprising of land-surface and subsurface compartments. The IRTG offers a structured PhD program at Tübingen with joint international training and supervision. 

Study: Coupled Modelling of Vegetation – Hydrology Dynamics

Course Level: PhD program

Scholarship by: The IRTG at the Universities of Tübingen (Germany), Hohenheim (Germany), and Waterloo (Canada)

Location: Germany and Canada 

Eligibility: -Applicants for the PhD positions must hold an MSc or equivalent degree in biology/ecology or the environmental sciences with a sound knowledge in one or more of the following areas: ecohydrology, plant ecology, functional ecology, community ecology, landscape ecology and similar.

-Ideally, the applicants have experience in spatially-explicit modelling of ecological and/or hydrological systems.

-The participating universities want to increase the number of female researchers, particularly in the field of modelling, and specifically encourage female candidates to apply.

-Special gender-equality measures are implemented within the IRTG.

-Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification. 

Scholarship Open for: German students are eligible for this PhD research position. 

Duration: The position is scheduled for 3 years with an anticipated starting date of January or February 2014. 

Value: Payment is according to the German public tariff (75% TV-L E13).

Apply: The mode of applying is electronically. Applications are to be submitted via email and as a single pdf file until October 1st, 2013 to the University of Tübingen, Plant Ecology Group: vegetation@bot.unituebingen.de. 

Deadline: Applications are to be submitted via email and as a single pdf file until October 1st, 2013.

Further Information: http://www.geo.uni-tuebingen.de/fileadmin/website/studium/Jobs_und_Praktika/Jobs_ab_Aug_2013/Ausschreibung_PhD_Ecohydrology.pdf

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