Start of the program: January 1st 2021
Application deadline: May 31st 2020
The Sino-German Research Training Group (GRK 2309) “Geo-ecosystems in transition on the Tibetan Plateau” (TransTiP), funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), offers a research-oriented doctoral program analyzing different aspects of Earth surface fluxes on the Tibetan Plateau in four distinct project areas: Sediment fluxes, carbon fluxes, water fluxes and water quality, as well as human dimensions of climate change. The Tibetan Plateau represents one of the most vulnerable geo-ecosystems on Earth, being affected by accelerated climate warming and rapid intensification in land use. Therefore, the goals of TransTiP are to (a) quantify rates and magnitudes of sediment movement and transport, (b) identify the impact of land-use change on soil organic carbon storage and associated carbon fluxes, (c) determine how these processes have affected water balances, geo-ecosystem services, and biodiversity patterns, and (d) address the social context of climate change.
For the start as of January 1st 2021, TransTiP is now offering 10 PhD positions (3 years, 50-100%) in the following areas:
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES | BIOCHEMISTRY | BIOGEOGRAPHY | BIOLOGY | ECOLOGY | ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES | ETHNOLOGY | GENETICS | GEOCHEMISTRY | GEOPHYSICS | GEOSCIENCES | HYDROLOGY | PALEOLIMNOLOGY | REMOTE SENSING | SOIL SCIENCES
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TransTiP is jointly run by Technische Universität Braunschweig, Leibniz Universität Hannover, and Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, in cooperation with Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena, Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam, Leibniz Institute DSMZ Braunschweig, and Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
Information on the application process and required documents can be found here. Interviews with shortlisted candidates in Braunschweig during the Candidate Colloquium are planned for the period between June 29th and July 3rd, 2020. International applicants will be interviewed by video-conference.
For any further information concerning the positions, individual projects, as well as requirements and application process refer to our website or contact the TransTiP Scientific Coordinator: Dr. Nicole Börner