Phd Position: Joint Research On The Common Meuse! Improving Fluvial Morphodynamics To Meet Ecological Standards (1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University
April 07, 2023
Offerd Salary:€2,541
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PhD Position: Joint Research on the Common Meuse! Improving Fluvial

Morphodynamics to Meet Ecological Standards (1.0 FTE)

Job description The Department of Physical Geography is searching for a PhD candidate who will study the hydromorphological processes that have led to the low aquatic biodiversity of the Common Meuse river (Maas in Dutch). The aim is to improve our understanding of these processes in order to find appropriate interventions for habitat restoration. This project is funded by Rivers2Morrow, a research programme of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and its executive organisation Rijkswaterstaat. The research will be carried out in close cooperation with ecologists from the Radboud University and experts from Rijkswaterstaat.

Qualifications Are you an enthusiastic candidate who is interested in bridging the gap between fluvial morphology and ecology? Who has a drive to combine fieldwork and data analyses across a range of spatial and temporal scales in a real- world setting? If you have a broad interest in geosciences and are curiosity- driven, are a team player who is able to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and willing to develop communication skills for transdisciplinary exchange, then we are looking for you.


You will be offered a temporary position (1.0 FTE), initially for one year with an extension to a total of four years upon a successful assessment in the first year, and with the specific intent that it results in a doctorate within this period. The gross salary ranges between €2,541 in the first year and €3,247 in the fourth year of employment (scale P according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.

About the organization 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 Sustainability. Additional information For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Menno Straatsma, via [email protected] or Professor Dr. Maarten Kleinhans, via [email protected] Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

The application deadline is 07/04/2023

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