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Position for PhD student "New regional formations: Rapid environmental change and migration in coastal regions of Ghana and Indonesia", Germany
The project is a joint initiative of the artec center of sustainability of Bremen University, the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (KWI; Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities) in Essen, the Free University in Berlin, and the ZMT (http://www.zmt-bremen.de/). Starting date for the three - year doctoral student position is as soon as possible. Closing date is the 31. January 2014 applications received after that date may be considered if no suitable candidate has been identified. Salary will be according to the German TV-L EG 13 for a part- time position (65%).
1. Sedimentologist
The PhD student will focus on processes of coastal morphology and ecosystem change. The subproject will provide the reference information on environmental changes in the two case
study regions in Indonesia and Ghana. The PhD student will analyze the drivers and course of coastal erosion processes and the development of increasing tidal inundation. Research will include study of the effects of land use and natural resource use change. The project will be embedded in the workgroup geoecology and carbonate sedimentology. Applicants must hold an MSc or equivalent degree in geology or a closely related field and have analytical skills in sedimentology. He or she should have interest and ideally experience in conducting fieldwork in remote study areas, vulnerability analysis, flood risk assessment and computing skills.
 
Important prerequisites for applicants:
The ability to work in a team, good communication and writing skills in English, commitment for the project, and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary and international context.
The Leibniz - ZMT GmbH is an equal opportunity employer. Disabled persons with comparable qualification receive preferential status.
 
Your application should include a complete CV, publication list (if applicable), a short outline of research interests and experience, and two letters of recommendation. Please send the documents as a single pdf file by e-mail and include your master thesis or equivalent.
Documents should be sent to bewerbung@zmt-bremen.de.
If you have any specific questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Hildegard Westphal
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