NatRiskChange: 12 PhD Positions, DFG Research Training Group 1908 views

NatRiskChange: 12 PhD Positions, DFG Research Training Group

DFG Research Training Group “Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World” (NatRiskChange) was established at the University of Potsdam and is run in cooperation with the Freie Universität of Berlin, the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). 

Research Theme: NatRiskChange aims to develop methods that improve hazard and risk analyses and quantifications based on the transient, non-stationary nature of hazards and risks in response to changing natural and anthropogenically altered components of the Earth system.

The University of Potsdam jointly offers the following positions in the DFG-Research Training Group “Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World” (NatRiskChange): 12 Academic Staff Members (12 PhD-positions, 0.75 part-time at the salary grade E 13 TV-L).

Position Details – Applicants can apply for up to three of the following topics:

Position 324-I10/2021

Title: Point process modelling of induced seismicity (Supervisors: PD Dr. Sebastian Hainzl, GFZ Potsdam; Prof. Dr. Matthias Holschneider, apl. Prof. Dr. Gert Zöller, both University of Potsdam)

Position 324-I11/2021

Title:  Discrimination of Subglacial Flood Types based on seismological and remote sensing data (Supervisors: Prof Dr. Eva Eibl, University of Potsdam; Dr. Sigrid Rössner, GFZ Potsdam)

Position 324-I12/2021

Title: The spatiotemporal signature of extreme rainfall under climate change: cross-scale propagation of effects on flash flood hazard (Supervisors: PD Dr. Maik Heistermann, University of Potsdam; Prof. Dr. Henning Rust, FU Berlin; Mentor: Dr. Gerd Bürger, University of Potsdam)

Position 324-I13/2021

Title: Multiple flood experience and social resilience (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Christian Kuhlicke, UFZ Leipzig & University of Potsdam; Prof. Dr. Annegret Thieken, University of Potsdam)

Position 324-Q9/2021

Title: The effect of meteorological hazards on dynamics of vulnerability (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Henning Rust, Prof. Dr. Uwe Ulbrich, both FU Berlin)

Position 324-Q10/2021

Title: Impact of extreme events on topological robustness of interdependent infrastructure networks (Supervisors: Dr. Norbert Marwan, PIK Potsdam & University of Potsdam; Prof. Dr. Bruno Merz, GFZ Potsdam & University pf Potsdam)

Position 324-Q11/2021

Title: Quantifying the contributions of hazard, exposure and vulnerability changes to flood damage trends (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Bruno Merz, GFZ Potsdam & University pf Potsdam; PD Dr. Heidi Kreibich, GFZ Potsdam & HU Berlin)

Position 324-Q12/2021

Title: Contribution of wind and topography on wildfire hazard (Supervisors: Dr. Kirsten Thonicke, PIK Potsdam; Prof. Dr. Henning Rust, FU Berlin)

Position 324-Q13/2021

Title: Quantifying changes in exposure, vulnerabilities and risks of pluvial and fluvial floods (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Annegret Thieken, PD Dr. Maik Heistermann, Dr. Tobias Sieg, all University of Potsdam; Prof.Dr. Fabrice Cotton, GFZ Potsdam & University of Potsdam)

Position 324-P8/2021

Title: Changing water and energy conditions and their relevance for water and sediment pulses in Alpine areas (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Axel Bronstert, Prof. Oliver Korup, PhD, both University of Potsdam) 

Position 324-P9/2021

Title: Introducing big-data and crowdsourcing to seismic hazard assessment (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Fabrice Cotton, GFZ Potsdam & University of Potsdam; Dr. Matthias Ohrnberger, Dr. Niels Landwehr, both University of Potsdam)

Position 324-P10/2021

Title: Predicting large landslides in a changing climate (Supervisors: Prof. Oliver Korup, PhD, University of Potsdam; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kurths, PIK Potsdam & HU Berlin, Dr. Norbert Marwan,PIK Potsdam & University of Potsdam) Description of the single posts: PhD-Project.

Position 324-I10/2021

Title: Point process modelling of induced seismicity (Supervisors: PD Dr. Sebastian Hainzl, GFZ Potsdam; Prof. Dr. Matthias Holschneider, apl. Prof. Dr. Gert Zöller, both University of Potsdam)

Application Procedure

Candidates can apply for up to three projects and shall explain their motivation for choosing them. The PhD posts are part-time (75%), fixed-term employment contracts for 3 years.

The salary scale is TV-L E13.

Employment in all positions shall begin on 1st October 2021.

Applications should include the following components:

  1. CV,
  2. Letter of motivation,
    Research interests (specific interests and research plan for PhD-project),
  3. A record of studies,
  4. Master and Bachelor certificates including a transcript of records,
  5. Two (02) letters of recommendation as well as an English language certificate.

Deadline: 15th May 2021.

Quick Overview————-
Organization Helmholtz Association
Country Germany
Fellowship Level PhD
Subject areas Sciences and Engineering
Fellowship Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline May 15, 2021
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