Experienced Researcher in (geo-)informatics
Development of web-based decision support tool for risk management
An Experienced Researcher position (two years), financed by the European Community, is available within the European Marie Curie Initial Training Network "CHANGES": 'Changing Hydro-meteorological Risks - as Analysed by a New Generation of European Scientists'. (www.changes-itn.eu). The overall aim of the network is to analyze the effect of environmental changes on the risk for hydro-meteorological hazards and management. 12 Early Stage Researchers (PhD students) have been working on this topic since January 2011. We are now looking for a researcher who will work together with these PhD students and two fellow experienced researchers.
The objective of the position is to develop a web-based decision support tool for risk assessment of hydro-meteorological hazards (landslides, floods).
Location: The work is carried out at two Universities with visits to two private companies dealing with risk management. The first 12 months the candidate will be based at the University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) located in Enschede, The Netherlands. The second year the candidate will spend at the University of Vienna (Austria), with visits to the private companies Geomer (Heidelberg, Germany), R&D (Aubagne, France) for close interaction with potential users of the web-based tool.
Supervision: The research will be supervised by Dr. Cees van Westen (ITC) and Prof. Dr. Thomas Glade (University of Vienna).
The candidate is required to have:
It is expected that the successful candidate will participate in all meetings and workshops organized by the CHANGES research consortium - related additional funding will be available. The candidate must be willing to disseminate the results within the project during the meetings, but also and in particular through presentations at conferences and contributions to scientific journals.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Eligibility: The candidate may not have resided or carried our his/her main activities in the Netherlands or Austria for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to his/her appointment.
Employment: The duration of the position is 24 months. Two separate contracts are made, each for 12 months, the first year with the University of Twente and the second year with the University of Vienna. The ultimate starting date is January 1 2013. The appointment for the first year will be given under Dutch law and in reference to the UT regulations, for a period of 12 months. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities. The appointment for the second year will be given under Austrian law and according to the regulations of the University of Vienna.
Salary and allowances are according to the EU Marie Curie regulations.
Contact: You are invited to send your application through the link of University Twente: http://www.utwente.nl/vacatures/?VacatureID=305934. Applications should consist of an application/motivation letter (max. 1 page) as well as detailed CV and a letter of recommendation. For more information contact Dr. Cees van Westen (email@example.com).
Marie Curie Initial Training Network Programme: For more information on the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Programme and Experienced Researchers you can consult the website http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/careers_en.htm
Selection of the applicant will be performed on a competitive basis. The application deadline is 17 august 2012. Interviews will take place in September 2012 (week 37 or 38).