for drought resilience
Category: PhD1 - Working at the VUB
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The Faculty of Engineering , Department Hydrologie en waterbouwkunde , is looking for a PhD-student with a doctoral grant.
More concretely your work package, for the preparation of a doctorate , contains:
Groundwater plays a key role in enhancing resilience to drought. We are looking for an enthusiastic PhD student investigating Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) and Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) as drought adaptation measures in Flanders (Belgium).
You will perform high level scientific research which should be valorized in a PhD thesis and publications in peer reviewed (inter)national journals. The topic of the PhD research should be situated in the domain of “Assessing feasibility, environmental impact and impact on groundwater quantity of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) and Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) as drought adaptation measures in Flanders (Belgium) through monitoring and groundwater flow and transport modelling” but the specific research topic of the PhD will be defined based on your background and interests.
Your assignment also includes to a limited extent the coordination and supervision of exercises, projects and field work in courses on Groundwater Hydrology and/or Groundwater Modelling within the Master Water Resources Engineering and the supervision of master thesis students in Groundwater Hydrology and Modelling. Your specific assignment is determined annually in consultation with you. For these practical sessions, English is the official language.
For this function, our Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus (Elsene) will serve as your home base.3 - Profile
What do we expect from you?
You have a Master's degree in Geology, Geography, Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Bio-Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Hydrology, Earth Sciences or a diploma recognized as equivalent by competent university authorities;
You look forward to transfer your knowledge and insights to students at Master level with great enthusiasm.
You have not performed any works in the execution of a mandate as an assistant, paid from operating resources, over a total (cumulated) period of more than 12 months.
Are you going to be our new colleague?
You'll be offered a full-time PhD-scholarship , for 12 months (extendable up to max. 48 months, on condition of the positive evaluation of the PhD activities), with planned starting date 01/09/2023.
You'll receive a grant linked to one of the scales set by the government.
IMPORTANT: The effective result of the doctorate scholarship is subject to the condition precedent of your enrolment as a doctorate student at the university.
At the VUB, you're guaranteed an open, involved and diverse workplace where you are offered opportunities to (further) build on your career.
As well as this, you'll enjoy various benefits:
Is this the job you've been dreaming of?
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