Phd Position Enhancing Estuarine Flood Resilience By Tidal Foreshore-Management Technologies (1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University
January 08, 2024
Offerd Salary:€2,770
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PhD Position Enhancing Estuarine Flood Resilience by Tidal Foreshore-

Management Technologies (1.0 FTE)

Job description The Department of Physical Geography at Utrecht University (UU) and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) are seeking a PhD candidate for Future FRM Tech. In this programme we study future flood risk management technology for the Dutch rivers, estuaries and coasts. Adequate protection against flooding is essential for the existence of the Netherlands. There is a very large challenge to reinforce the current flood defence systems in our densely populated country, while also adapting them to deal with the effects of a changing climate. We seek to develop flood-resilient landscapes through technical and nature-based solutions for future climate adaptation. In this PhD project you will focus on the estuarine landscape of the Eastern Scheldt, located in the southwest of the Netherlands.

Qualifications We look forward to your application if you have the following qualifications:


We offer:

  • a position (1.0 FTE) for one year, with an extension to four years upon mutual agreement and with the specific intent that it results in a doctorate within this period;
  • a full-time gross salary between €2,770 in the first year and €3,539 in the fourth year (scale P of the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (CAO));
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.
  • In addition to the employment conditions from the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include agreements on professional development, leave arrangements, sports and cultural schemes and you get discounts on software and other IT products. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow. For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.

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    A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Sharing science, shaping tomorrow.

    Additional information For more information about this position, please contact Dr Timothy Price (Assistant professor Coastal Morphodynamics), via [email protected] or Professor Tjeerd Bouma (Professor Biogeomorphic Ecology) via [email protected].

    As Utrecht University, we want to be a home for everyone. We value staff with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and identities, including cultural, religious or ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment in which everyone can flourish and contribute.

    The application deadline is 08/01/2024

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