PhD Position in Reactive Transport Modelling
at the Universities of Greifswald, DE and Salzburg, AT
The research foundation "Forum Bergbau und Wasser" (FBW) offers a multidisciplinary PhD position in the field of reactive transport modelling of mine water. The FBW carries out research work in connection with mine water rebound in abandoned coal mines and investigates the chemical and hydrogeological aspects of controlled mine floodings.
The PhD position is expected to explore and simulate the reactive transport within cave-ins and mine cavities during and after the flooding process. The field of activities is at the interface of numerical modelling, hydrochemical analyses and laboratory experiments. In particular, these are:
The research will be carried out in the Hydrogeological Lab at The University Salzburg in close collaboration with the Applied Geology/Hydrogeology section of the University Greifswald (Prof. Schafmeister). The candidate will be employed at University Salzburg (Prof. Hilberg), however she/he will be enrolled as PhD student at University of Greifswald.
The position is fully-funded until December 2021 and is designed as a project staff position. Payment will be according to the salary scheme of the University of Salzburg (group B1) based on a 40 hours week.
We welcome talented and motivated students with interests in numerical modelling and hydrochemistry to apply for the 3-year studentship. Funding includes monthly salary and funds for research stays abroad, travel costs and for the participation at international conferences. The work will be supported with state-of-the-art modelling software and an innovative laboratory facility for the execution of column experiments. Both universities offer graduate programs for diverse skills courses and training.
The candidate should have an outstanding MSc degree in one of the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies or similar. In addition, you should have or be experienced in
Please send your complete application documents (CV, letter of motivation and list of publications) in one pdf file (max size 5 MB) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission deadline is February 28th 2019. The position should be filled by April 1st 2019.
The university aims at rising the women's quota of scientific staff and personnel in leading positions. Therefore, women are explicitly encouraged to apply for the position. Given an equal qualification, women are considered preferentially.
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