The ENIGMA Innovative Training Network offers 15 PhD positions (see the list next page) to talented and enthusiastic students holding a relevant Master degree (or equivalent) starting preferably before July 2017.
ENIGMA will train researchers in the development of innovative methods for exploring process dynamics in subsurface hydrosystems, in order to enhance understanding and predictive modelling capacities. ENIGMA is a consortium of high profile universities, research institutions and companies located in France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, USA and UK.
ENIGMA is seeking highly qualified and motivated students with a strong background in geophysics, hydrology, hydrogeology, hydrogeophysics, biogeochemistry, microbiology, soil physics or a related discipline.
The successful PhD candidates will conduct the research work in 2 or 3 institutions, in collaboration with industrial partners. She/he will have access to the most advanced field infrastructures across Europe and will beneficiate from the ITN resources to develop her/his research.
We are now inviting outstanding students to apply as PhD candidates!
Applicants should apply through the website with a motivation letter for up to 3 PhD topics (see website for further details), a CV with relevant documentation, and names of at least two referees.
- Cutting-edge research projects
- A training program tailored to the needs of each student
- Network-wide events with 5 Workshops and a Summer School
- Friendly and multi-disciplinary environment
- Attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations
- Excellent career opportunities
There will be a round of evaluation between March 25th, 2017 and March 31st, 2017.
There will be one other evaluation process in June 2017.
Candidates can continuously apply until June 2017.
Candidates can apply even if they have not already finished their Master. They just need to graduate before September 2017.
ESR1-PhD: Mixing and chemical reaction hotspots in saline-freshwater mixing zones
Supervisor: Marco Dentz, Jesus Carrera, CSIC Barcelona (CNRS Rennes, UNIL Lausanne, ACA Barcelona)1
ESR2-PhD: Imaging flow dynamics and reactivity in the stream-aquifer transition zone
Supervisor: Jan Fleckenstein, UFZ Leipzig (UCPH Copenhagen, UNINE Neuchâtel)1
ESR3-PhD: Closing the observational gap between the hyporheic and meander scale
Supervisor: Philip Brunner, UNINE Neuchâtel (UFZ Leipzig, GEOTH Heiligenstadt)1
ESR4-PhD: Flow and transport in fracture networks: reducing uncertainty of DFN models by conditioning to geology and geophysical data
ESR5-PhD: Monitoring spatio-temporal water redistribution in the subsurface with seismic methods
Supervisor: Caroline Darcel, ITASCA, Philippe Davy, CNRS Rennes, (UNIL Lausanne, SKB Sweden)1
Laurent Longuevergne, CNRS Rennes
, Ludovic Bodet, UPMC Paris
(UNIL Lausanne, SKB Sweden)1
ESR6-PhD: Active Fiber-Optic DTS methods to monitor subsurface flow dynamics
Supervisor: Olivier Bour, CNRS Rennes (CSIC Barcelona, OSU Oregon, SILIXA)1
ESR7-PhD: Multi-scale thermal imaging of groundwater upwelling in stream valleys
Supervisor: Peter Engesgaard, UCPH Copenhagen (UNINE Neuchâtel, UFZ Leipzig)1
ESR8-PhD: Monitoring water storage changes with a new portable absolute quantum gravimeter
Supervisor: Bruno Desruelle, µQuanS, Cédric Champollion, UM Montpellier (UCPH Copenhagen)1
ESR9-PhD: Geophysical signatures of spreading and mixing
Supervisor: Niklas Linde, UNIL Lausanne (CNRS Rennes, CSIC Barcelona)1
ESR10-PhD: High-resolution imaging of transport processes with GPR full-waveform inversion
Supervisor: Jan van der Kruk, FZ Jülich (CNRS Rennes, UNIL Lausanne)1
ESR11-PhD: Joint heat and solute tracer test inversion for imaging preferential pathways
Supervisor: Alain Dassargues, ULG Liège (BRGM Orléans, FZ Jülich)1
ESR12-PhD: Spectral induced polarization monitoring to quantify biochemical reactions
Supervisor: Sander Huisman, FZ Jülich (CNRS Rennes)1
ESR13-PhD: Fully coupled hydrogeophysical inversion of 3D tracer tomography
Supervisor: Olaf A. Cirpka, UT Tübingen (ULG Liège)1
ESR14-PhD: Geologically constrained joint inversion of hydraulic, tracer and ERT data for process visualization
Supervisor: Jesus Carrera, CSIC Barcelona (UCPH Copenhagen, ACA Barcelona)1
ESR15-PhD: Integration of dynamical hydrogeophysical data in a multiple-point geostatistical framework.
Supervisor: Frédéric Nguyen, ULG Liège (CSIC Barcelona, AQUA Montpellier)1
1 Candidates will devote time to learn methods and/or do field work at co-supervising centers, in parenthesis.