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PhD Scholarship in Geodesy , Luxembourg

Job Description: The Geophysics Laboratory carries out world leading research in the monitoring and interpretation of geophysical processes using space
geodetic and gravity measurements, conducts investigations in many locations around the world, including Greenland and Antarctica and has an excellent publication track record. The recent addition of Norman Teferle to the Geophysics Laboratory underpinned its expertise in the areas of GPS processing and time series analysis, broadening the overall scientific expertise available within the team. Both junior researchers will be working as part of the Geophysics Laboratory team and will be supervised by two professors, depending on their research topic.
• Carry out research and prepare a doctoral thesis in the area of geodesy
• Assist the professors in their teaching activities, one to three hours per week.
• Contribute to tutoring students.
Within the team’s remit, which includes climate variability, geodynamics, resource management and regional processes, the team seeks to advance the techniques in the area of high precision Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS, in particular the GPS, to applications in, for example, natural hazard warning systems, sea level change and ice mass changes, glacial isostatic adjustment, plate tectonics and gravity field variations.
The proposed research topics cover the areas from real-time precise point positioning for high-rate GNSS to GNSS observation-level model improvements and time series analysis for long-term, global monitoring applications.
• Master in Earth Sciences (Geophysics), Surveying, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Geography, Surveying, Engineering or equivalent
• Fluent in spoken and written English
• In-depth knowledge of Linux, programming languages and scientific GNSS software (to have or to acquire during the research)
• Knowledge of German or French is an advantage but not a requirement
Application Deadline 30 June 2010


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