Singapore-ETH Center for Global Environmental Sustainability calls for Application for PhD position in Landscape and Environmental Planning.
Study Subject(s):Landscape and Environmental Planning
Scholarship Provider: Singapore-ETH Center for Global Environmental Sustainability
The award can be taken at: Singapore, Zurich
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Module and the FCL Simulation Platform, will need to have a good academic education (Master) in environmental sciences (quantitative), a strong background in economy and social empirical research, and an understanding in political sciences. Additional basic knowledge about landscape and ecological design is also to be expected. Experience with GIS and handling multivariable datasets and software combinations is certainly an asset. The successful applicant will be highly motivated for scientific research, have specific interest in the topic and appropriate background, have personal initiative, be comfortable with both team and independent work, and have good organizational Skills. Very good spoken and written command of the English language are required.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Description: The position is offered within the context of the international joint project Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), which the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) will run conjointly for the next 4 years. In particular, the position will be part of the pilot interdisciplinary module entitled “Landscape and Ecology”, which will run under the Research Stream Urban Design Strategies and Resources of the ETH Zurich FCL in Singapore. The research module deals with the interface between advanced landscape design, modeling and simulation and urban hydrology, watershed modeling and hydrological ecosystem services. The case study is located along the Ciliwung River Catchment in the urban periphery of Jakarta in Java, Indonesia. The selected candidate will be enrolled as ETH Zurich/FCL PhD student, but the research will be based in Singapore throughout the doctoral period. The research team working on the “Landscape and Ecology” module will be coached jointly by a Senior Researcher and a Post Doctoral researcher with proven knowledge of the relevant research fields
How to Apply: Submit an electronic application
application Deadline: December 31st 2011