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      style="text-align:justify;text-justify:inter-ideograph"><span
        style="mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt" lang="EN-GB">The Chair of
        Hydrology and Water
        Resources Management, Institute of Environmental Engineering,
        ETH Zurich has a
        vacancy for<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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          style="font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt"
          lang="EN-GB">1</span></b><span
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        <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">PhD position in
          glacio-hydrology<o:p></o:p></b></span></p>
    <p class="MsoNormal"
      style="text-align:justify;text-justify:inter-ideograph"><span
        style="mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt" lang="EN-GB">The position is
        funded by the
        Swiss National Science Foundation project “</span><i
        style="mso-bidi-font-style:
        normal"><span style="mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-no-proof:yes"
          lang="EN-US">UNderstanding
          COntrasts in high MoUNtain hydrology in Asia (UNCOMUN)”</span></i><span
        style="mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt" lang="EN-GB">. The project aim
        is to improve
        the understanding of the glacio-hydrological response to climate
        variations of
        the glacierised Langtang catchment in central Himalaya. The
        project intends to (i) study the role debris covered glaciers
        play on glaciers dynamics, ablation
        patterns, mass balance and runoff, and (ii) characterise
        patterns of air
        temperature and precipitation important for the hydrological
        response of the
        catchment.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">   </span><span
          style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span><span class="msoIns"><ins
            cite="mailto:Paolo%20Burlando" datetime="2009-05-13T16:04"><o:p></o:p></ins></span></span></p>
    <p class="MsoNormal"
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      mso-list:none"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt"
        lang="EN-GB">The PhD project
        will focus on supra-glacial lakes and ice cliffs and their role
        on the total
        ablation and mass balance of the debris covered glaciers, as
        well as their
        evolution in time and space and mechanisms that lead to their
        formation and
        development. The candidate will conduct field work on glaciers
        in the Langtang catchment
        and use the collected data, together with existing datasets from
        previous
        campaigns, to test hypotheses for supra-glacial lakes formation
        and ice cliffs
        development, and then develop numerical models of lakes and
        cliffs ablation.
        These will then be integrated into a distributed energy and mass
        balance model
        to be applied to the entire glacier systems. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
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      style="text-align:justify;text-justify:inter-ideograph"><span
        style="mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt" lang="EN-GB">The PhD project
        is set within the
        larger UNCOMUN project. It will be jointly supervised by Dr. F.
        Pellicciotti and
        Dr. W. Immerzeel, together with Prof. P. Burlando, and will
        benefit from synergies
        with the remote sensing component of the project (lead by Dr.
        Tobias Bolch) and
        the glacio-hydrological modelling component. The research
        benefits from collaborations
        with the climate modelling group at the University of Graz (Dr.
        Andreas Gobiet)
        and other researchers at national and international level. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
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      style="text-align:justify;text-justify:inter-ideograph"><span
        style="mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt" lang="EN-GB">The successful
        applicant will have
        a degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Physics or a
        related field, with
        glaciology and/or hydrology as a major being an asset.<span
          style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>A specific knowledge of
        energy and mass
        balance glacier processes is highly welcomed. Familiarity with
        field
        measurements, statistical data analysis and numerical modelling,
        as well as
        good programming skills (Matlab, IDL or others) is mandatory. We
        expect a
        person highly motivated towards scientific research, showing
        personal initiative,
        being comfortable with both team and independent work, and
        having good oral and
        written communication skills. Knowledge of English is required,
        knowledge of German
        is an advantage. The candidate must be physically fit and
        willing to undertake
        fieldwork under challenging conditions. The PhD candidate will
        work in an international
        team of motivated young scientists.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
    <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt"
        lang="EN-GB">Additional
        information about the position can be obtained by e-mailing Dr.
        F. Pellicciotti
        (<a href="mailto:pellicciotti@ifu.baug.ethz.ch">pellicciotti@ifu.baug.ethz.ch</a>).
Applications
        should include a motivation letter, a detailed CV including
        information
        about academic education, a list of publications (if any), and
        references, to
        be submitted </span><span lang="EN-GB">as single PDF file</span><span
        style="mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt" lang="EN-GB"> to Dr. Francesca
        Pellicciotti (<a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:pellicciotti@ifu.baug.ethz.ch">pellicciotti@ifu.baug.ethz.ch</a>).
      </span><span lang="EN-GB">The tentative start is 1<sup>st</sup>
        October, but the
        position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. </span><span
        style="mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt" lang="EN-GB"></span><span
        lang="EN-GB"><span class="msoIns"><ins cite="mailto:Walter"
            datetime="2013-08-01T12:37"><o:p></o:p></ins></span></span></p>
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Dr. Francesca Pellicciotti

Institute of Environmental Engineering
ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
IHW - HIL D23.3
CH 8093 Zuerich, Switzerland

Tel:  +41-44-633 7720
Fax:  +41-44-633 1061
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="mailto:pellicciotti@ifu.baug.ethz.ch">mailto:pellicciotti@ifu.baug.ethz.ch</a>

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