[wind_erosion] PhD position, Germany

For more information, please contact Dr. Yaping Shao, Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne, Pohligstr. 3, 50969, Cologne, Germany. Email: yshao@uni-koeln.de

 

SFB1211
EARTH – EVOLUTION AT THE DRY LIMIT
A3 “Aeolian Transport: Statistical-Dynamical Modelling of Aeolian Processes in the Atacama Desert over Geological Time Scales and Their Implications to Life in Dry Limit”


Within the framework of the Collaborative Research Center SFB1211 “Earth – Evolution at the Dry Limit”, supported by the German Research Council (DFG), the research group of Prof. Yaping Shao (Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, http://ift.tt/2prEQMQ) at University of Cologne endeavors to study on how aeolian processes are related to climate change and bio-ecological evolution. We now invite application for a PhD position for aeolian process modelling. In the Atacama Desert, aeolian processes play a determining role in the evolution of the land surface and the proxies of planetary geomorphology. The climatic, aeolian and bio-ecological processes have tightly coupled feedbacks which are important to characterizing the tipping points between biotic and abiotic Earth surface systems, establishing long-term terrestrial climatic records and estimating the rates of Earth surface and biological evolution. The candidate, together with a research fellow, is expected to develop a new aeolian-biogenic module for an aeolian modelling system and to carry out simulations of aeolian-biological interactions in the Atacama Desert. We offer a competitive position (65% TV‐L E13 for 3 years), excellent benefits and a productive, interdisciplinary working environment and systematic supervision.


Interested candidates should send the application package (CV; cover letter describing background, training and research interests; certificates; contact information of two references) as a single PDF to Dr. Sven Ulbrich (sulbrich@uni‐koeln.de) by 30.05.2017. The position is now available and the review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The selection for the position will be based solely on merit without regard to gender, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital or family status or other differences. Among equally qualified candidates, handicapped candidates will be given preference.


For more information: Prof. Yaping Shao, Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne, Pohligstr. 3, 50969, Cologne, Germany. Email: yshao@uni-koeln.de Tel: +49(0)221 470 3688; Fax: +49(0)221 470 5161

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