10 PhD positions: “Geo-ecosystems in transition on the Tibetan Plateau”
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Closing date: 31 May 2020
The Sino-German Research Training Group (GRK 2309) “Geo-ecosystems in transition on the Tibetan Plateau” (TransTiP), funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), offers a research-oriented doctoral program analyzing different aspects of Earth surface fluxes on the Tibetan Plateau in four distinct project areas: Sediment fluxes, carbon fluxes, water fluxes and water quality, as well as human dimensions of climate change. TransTiP is jointly run by Technische Universität Braunschweig, Leibniz Universität Hannover, and Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, in cooperation with Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam, and Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
For the start as of 1 January 2021, TransTiP is now offering 10 PhD positions (3 years, 50-100%). The individual thesis topics and corresponding specific requirements are described at <https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/irtg-transtip/vacancies>.
The university is seeking highly motivated and qualified early career researchers holding a M.Sc. or equivalent degree with a suitable background in geophysical sciences, environmental sciences, biological sciences, or related fields. Applicants must have excellent communication skills in English, both written and oral, and should have strong affection to acquire interdisciplinary work and research as well as intercultural experiences.
The program includes a 6-month research stay at the partner institutions in China and provides excellent scientific and transferable skills training at all participating institutions. The university offers exciting modern research projects in well-equipped laboratories using state-of-the-art technologies, a communicative atmosphere within an excellent scientific network, mutual exchange with a broad range of institutions and participation in international and national conferences and workshops.
Start of the program: 1 January 2021
Application deadline: 31 May 2020
Submission of applications:
- One pdf-document, via email to transtip(at)tu-braunschweig.de.
- Instructions on the application process: <https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/irtg-transtip/application/how-to-apply>. Interviews with shortlisted candidates are planned for the period between 29 June and 3 July 2020, in Braunschweig during a Candidate Colloquium.
For any further information concerning the positions, individual projects, as well as requirements and application process: <https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/irtg-transtip> or contact the TransTiP Scientific Coordinator Dr. Nicole Börner (transtip(at)tu-braunschweig.de