Application for a Ph.D. student project FRAGILE project (67%,13 TV- L) – 16.01.2022

The Institute of Geography invites applications for a PhD position at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Erlangen, Germany. The position will preferably start in April 2022.

The position is part of the FRAGILE project on the ‘Next generation framework for global glacier forecasting’ funded by the European Research Council as a Starting Grant within Horizon 2020.

The PhD candidate will deal with the systematic utilisation of observations from satellite remote sensing to substantially increase the overall information transfer into ice-flow models. For this purpose, a transient variant of data assimilation will be applied that considers observations at the respective acquisition time.
The candidate will adapt this assimilation framework to calving glaciers, evaluate its performance and transfer it to regional scales

Deadline for application: 16 January 2022, the position is open until filled.

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