< New PhD student position
13.02.2023 08:04 Age: 222 days

Open Phd and Masters position in bacterial overland transport and modelling

The TU Wien opens a PhD and Master positions in the field of bacterial overland transport and modelling. The successful candidates will be working in a research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), and embedded within the Interuniversity Cooperation Center Water & Health (www.waterandhealth.at).


The PhD position will be awarded from 1.7.2023 for a period of 3.5 years. In addition, we offer positions for Master's students in the context of minor employment for a period of 6 months.


Project description:


This four-year project aims to develop new bacterial overland transport - BOT models that will enable more reliable predictions of where (bacterial) pathogens come from, and how they move overland before reaching a water body. The project takes a holistic, quantitative approach to transfer BOT model parameters onto large scales. Small-scale precipitation experiments are conducted in the laboratory and larger-scale experiments are conducted using a rainfall simulation under real environmental conditions. The state-of-the-art combination of quantitative, microbiological, and molecular methods (e.g. qPCR, sequencing) will provide the scientific basis for more accurate predictions of BOT. The project is thus highly interdisciplinary, covering the areas of microbiology, molecular biology and hydrology.


More information at: ICC: New FWF project approved (waterandhealth.at)


Job description:


The positions will include field work and/or model development, experiences in both fields are thus advantageous. Candidates should hold a Master (or similar) degree in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering or Physical Engineering, Hydrology, Physics, Biology, Geology, or related disciplines, with an excellent speaking and writing knowledge in English. The positions require a high degree of team working skills, engagement and motivation. A driving license B is further required.


Candidates should send a letter of application, a statement of research interests, a Curriculum Vitae, and copies of education certificates including transcripts of grades as a single .pdf file to: julia.derx@tuwien.ac.at. Application deadline is March 20, 2023