Tailored opportunities: Young scientists summer program at International Institute Systems Analysis (IIASA)

What?

Since 1977, IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with the institute’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic, and social change. 

From June through August accepted participants work within the Institute’s research programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff. Funding is provided through IIASA National Member Organizations.

Who?

PROGRAM AREAS

When?

Registrations for the 2020 program are being accepted from 7 Oct 2019 – 11 Jan 2020!

How?

Make online applications here.

Submitting an application

The application process is simple and convenient. It is not necessary to complete the entire application at once; you can always add information and make changes, then leave the site and come back later.

Before sending your application you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant program representatives to find out about mutual interest in your intended research. 

The following steps will guide you through the process: 

  • Step 1: Create a new application
    This option allows you to start a new application. Until the application deadline you can create a new application, edit an existing application, and submit the completed application to the program.
     
  • Step 2: Fill in your application
    The application requires filling in a number of boxes that ask you to provide data about your research interests, CV, motivation for applying to the program, and names of two references.
     
  • Step 3: Submit your application
    When you submit your application you will receive a confirmation email and further instructions. Once the application is submitted, it cannot be changed.
     

Reference letters

Applications cannot be considered unless your reference letters have been received. We will send requests for recommendation to the referees as proposed in your application, but it is definitely worthwhile to follow up with your referees in person. 

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Tailored Opportunities: PhD position in Mathematics

What?

The department has about 50 permanent scientific staff members and 45 PhD students and 25 postdocs. There are strong research groups in many areas of Mathematics and active PhD students. All applicants entering the PhD program through this call will be affiliated with one of the two sections, Insurance and Economics or statistics and probability theory. The duration of the PhD is 3 years. The description of these two sections could be found in the link: Department research homepage. In addition, there is also PhD positions in Algebra, topology, operator algebras and non-community geometry.

Who?

Candidates should have Master’s degree in similar discipline.

When? The deadline for the call is 15 October 2019 23:59 GMT +1 and starting time will be in September 2020.

How? Fill out and submit the online application form at APPLY NOW and upload the required files. The files to be uploaded are cover letter, description of the PhD project and motivation for applying to the PhD project. Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc), list of publications (if any) and full contact details of at least three professional referees. Selected applicants might be asked to visit our department for an interview, probably in January 2020. The department will cover all (reasonable) expenses in connection with the interview.

Benefits?

The position include full tuition and a salary of approximately 3,350 EUR per month before tax. For more information please visit the link below: http://www.science.ku.dk/phd and about recruitment process please find the link below http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/    

  Thank you Haile Tewelde for sharing this interesting opportunity.  

Tailored opportunities: PhD position: spatio-temporal data modeling and scenario testing using web-GIS at Wageningen University, the Netherlands

What?

A formal program of PhD study will be organized jointly with the Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing, Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University and Research (prof. dr. Devis Tuia). This implies that you would spend a significant amount of time writing a research proposal and publications, meeting with supervisors (weekly), following PhD courses (organized through the PE&RC Postgraduate school) and networking with other researchers. You would have to prepare and submit a research proposal after 6 months from the start of position, which would be evaluated at the PE&RC school level independently.

Who?

  • You have a MSc degree in the field of geoinformatics, geo-information science, environmental sciences, statistics and/or computer science.
  • You have a solid knowledge of spatial and spatiotemporal statistics and time-series analysis.
  • You have initial knowledge or FOSS including Linux OS, R, Python and/or similar.
  • You enjoy modeling and visualizing spatiotemporal phenomena such as land cover changes, land degradation / soil erosion, climate change indices and similar, especially using Google Earth and various Open Source software solutions such as leaflet, R Shiny, Geoserver and/or Cesium.
  • You have affinity to work with large multidimensional arrays including time-series of Sentinel and Landsat imagery.
  • You have sufficient knowledge of geo-databases and can independently install and upgrade databases (PostGIS, CouchDB).
  • You are fluent in English.
  • As a general requirement for the PhD promotion, you are expected to successfully complete the PE&RC postgraduate study programme, and produce, and have accepted for publication (as first author): 2 articles in Q1 or Q2 journals and 2 articles in other peer-reviewed journals (note: only articles connected with the topic of the thesis would count for this criteria).

When?

Application Deadline: 24th of November 2019

How?

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Tom Hengl, email: support@opengeohub.org

Applications, including (1) a CV, (2) a statement of your interest and vision, and (3) self-assessment based on the minimum requirements, should be uploaded via this link. Read more about the general submission procedure.

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Tailored Opportunities: TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme

Tailored Opportunities: TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme

What?

In collaboration with UNESCO and a number of centers of excellence in the South, TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) has instituted a Joint Associateship Scheme to enable competent researchers from the South to visit these centers regularly. An associate is appointed for three years during which he/she can visit a center twice for research collaboration. About 300 centers have been selected to participate in the scheme.

Who?

The candidate must hold PhD or equivalent degree. There is no age limit. Women scientists are especially encouraged to apply.  

When?

The deadline for this application is 2 December 2019

How?

Applicants must complete the online application form by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ button at the bottom of this page. It should also contain the following documents:

  • scanned copy of the applicant’s passport, even if expired (page with applicant’s name and surname);
  • supporting Statement from Head of Home Institution;
  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae (no more than 4 pages);
  • the applicant’s full list of publications;
  • PhD certificate;
  • two letters of recommendation by two referees, one of whom should be from an expert from another country;
  • A recent invitation letter – on the host institution’s letterhead paper – from one of the Institutions listed in the files available here. This letter should contain the proposed time of the visits (two to three months for each visit) and should refer to the proposed cooperation. It should also reflect the contact made between the applicant and proposed host and the agreement made on the timing of the visit and the facilities available for research. 

Benefits?

TWAS provides travel support for the associates and a contribution towards subsistence costs up to USD 300 per month while living expenses (food and accommodation) are covered by the host centers. The center also provides the research facilities.