9 Doctoral positions and 1 PostDoc position in Geobiosciences
The Sino-German Research Training Group (GRK 2309) "Geo-ecosystems in transition on the Tibetan Plateau" (TransTiP) offers a research-oriented doctoral program analyzing different aspects of Earth surface fluxes on the Tibetan Plateau in three distinct project areas: Sediment fluxes, carbon fluxes, water fluxes and water quality. TransTiP is jointly run by Technische Universität Braunschweig, Leibniz Universität Hannover, and Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, in cooperation with the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research and Lanzhou University in China.
The Tibetan Plateau is of crucial importance for the global hydrological, energy and element cycles and represents one of the most vulnerable geo-ecosystems on Earth, being affected by accelerated climate warming and rapid intensification in land use. The scientific goals of TransTiP are to (a) quantify rates and magnitudes of sediment movement and transport, (b) identify the impact of land-use change on soil organic carbon storage and associated carbon fluxes, and (c) determine how these processes have affected water balances, geo-ecosystem services, and biodiversity patterns.
For the start as of January 1st 2018, TransTiP is now offering:
9 PhD positions (3 years, 50-100%)
We are seeking highly motivated and qualified early career researchers interested to work in the wide field of geobiosciences. The individual thesis topics and corresponding specific requirements are described at https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/irtg-transtip/research/projects.
Start of the program: January 1st 2018
Application deadline: September 15th 2017
Skype interviews are planned for qualified international applicants. Life interviews with shortlisted candidates in Braunschweig during the Candidate Colloquium are planned for the period between 17. and 19. October 2017.
For any further information concerning the positions, individual projects, as well as requirements and application process refer to https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/irtg-transtip.
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