PhD student in Urban Rainfall
University of Lausanne, , Switzerland
Apply before: 15 March 2021

PhD student in Urban Rainfall

Starting date: from 01.08.2021 Position duration: 4 years

Thesis description: The PhD thesis will be part of the project “Rainfall and Floods in Future Cities”, founded by the SNSF Eccellenza. The overarching goal of the project is to improve the knowledge of how the magnitude and occurrence of floods will change in future cities following the changes that are foreseen to extreme rainfall events and intensities. In particular, for this position the candidate will focus on analyzing the space-time rainfall variability in urban environments using remote-sensing devices and ground sensors, and on understanding the urban climate processes that affect extreme rainfall.

Candidate profile: The chosen candidate will have a master’s degree in atmospheric sciences, climate dynamics, environmental sciences, geosciences, physical geography, hydrometeorology, or a related domain. A requirement for this position is a good base in atmospheric processes and programming (e.g. Matlab/Python), demonstrated through academic works (e.g. M.Sc. thesis and/or peer-reviewed publications). Experience in handling large databases and knowledge in statistics or spatial analysis are advantages. Excellent skills in written and oral English are required. Knowledge of French language is preferable but not necessary.

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Application deadline: 15 March 2021

Of interest for:
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group