PhD Positions

Become a part of the FutureArctic network!

FutureArctic offers a training at the inter-sectoral edge of computer science, artificial intelligence, environmental science, online sensor engineering and social sciences, by building a pioneer ‘ecosystem-of-things’ at the http://Forhot.is  natural laboratory.

We recruit 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), who will be incorporated in a multidisciplinary and international research team. Each ESR will be hosted in a beneficiary institution and will receive additional training during secondments at the industrial and other academic partners’ facilities.

Available positions

ESR4: Microbiome physiology and microbial interactions.

Host: UNIVIE, co-host: UAntwerpen. Contact person: andreas.richter@univie.ac.at, christina.kaiser@univie.ac.at Expected start date: January 2020

Location: Vienna. Austria. Profile: Ecology, Microbiology, Ecological Modelling

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ESR5: Diel, synoptic and seasonal variability in sources of soil CO2 emissions.

Host: UIBK, co-host: MIRICO. Contact person: Michael.Bahn@uibk.ac.at,  Expected start date: January 2020

Location: Austria. Profile: Ecology, Biology, Biogeochemistry

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ESR11: Development of an automated sampler for subsoil nutrient flows.

Host: DMR, co-host: UCPH. Contact person: pla@dmr.dk Expected start date: 1 september 2019

Location: Denmark. Profile: Hydrogeology, Environmental Engineering

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Positions filled in!

ESR 1: Microbiome structure of warmed grasslands.

Host: UAntwerpen, co-host: ILVO. Contact person: erik.verbruggen@uantwerpen.be. Expected start date: January 2020

Location: Belgium. Profile: Biology, Ecology.

 

ESR 2: Visual, NDVI and hyperspectral assessment of grassland plant and vegetation traits.

Host: ILVO, co-host: UAntwerpen. Contact person: peter.lootens@ilvo.vlaanderen.be. Expected start date: January 2020

Location: Belgium. Profile: Agriculture, Biology, Plant Sciences, Remote Sensing

 

ESR 3: The functional rhizobiome in warming grasslands.

Host: UTARTU, co-host: VSI. Contact person: ivika.ostonen@ut.ee Expected start date: September 2019

Location: Estonia. Profile: Biology, Plant Ecology, Microbiology, Soil Science

 

ESR6: The carbon balance in sub-arctic ecosystems.

Host: UCPH, co-host: SVARMI. Contact person: ksl@ign.ku.dk. Expected start date: 1 October 2019

Location: Denmark. Profile: Greenhouse gas exchange, Biogeochemistry

 

ESR7: Plant phenology and plant stress evolution.

Host: LBHI, co-host: ILVO and CREAF. Contact person: bjarni@lbhi.is Expected start date: January 2020

Location: Iceland. Plant Ecology, Ecophysiology, Environmental Sciences

 

ESR8: Plant and soil metabolome in a warming subarctic.

Host: CREAF, co-host: IMEC. Contact person: josep.penuelas@uab.cat Expected start date: between September 2019 to January 2020

Location: Barcelona. Profile: Ecology and metabolomics

 

ESR9: Fast prototyping platform to enable sensor communication technology.

Host: IMEC, co-host: DMR. Contact person: Maarten.Weyn@uantwerpen.be Expected start date: January 2020

Location: Belgium. Profile: Applied Engineer Electronics – ICT / Computer Science

 

ESR 10: Development of an autonomous UAV application for image based (e.g. hyperspectral) ecosystem climate response assessment.

Host: SVARMI, co-host: LBHI and CREAF. Contact person: victor@svarmi.com Expected start date: January 2020

Location: Iceland. Profile: Remote Sensing, Environmental Sciences, Plant Ecology

 

ESR12: Smart root imaging technology for root phenological studies.

Host: VSI, co-host: UTARTU. Contact person: l.seehra@vienna-scientific.com or boris.rewald@boku.ac.at Expected start: date: September 2019

Location: Austria. Profile: computational image analysis, data science, bioinformatics

 

ESR13: Design and Evaluation of Learning Algorithms for complex ecosystem interaction analysis (“Ecoalgorithm”).

Host: IMEC, co-host: UAntwerpen. Contact person: steven.latre@uantwerpen.be. Expected start date:

Location: Belgium. Profile:

 

ESR14: Optimizing storage & analysis of ecosystem data both on the edge & in the cloud.

Host: IMEC, co-host: SVARMI. Contact person: steven.latre@uantwerpen.be Expected start date:

Location: Belgium. Profile:

 

ESR15: “Big data” and shifts in research practices.

Host: UNIVIE, co-host: ILVO. Contact person: ulrike.felt@univie.ac.at Expected start date: February 2020

Location: Austria. Profile: science and technology studies or a related social science discipline, solid knowledge of qualitative social science methods

 

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation under grant agreement No 813114.