Luxembourg : 2 Junior Researchers (PhD students) in Geodesy

The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in its Geophysics Laboratory of its Faculty of Sciences, Technology and Communication.
2 Junior Researchers ( PhD students) within the Geophysics Laboratory (M/F)

2-year contract, renewable once (up to 4 years), 40 hours/week
Student AND employee status
Ref: F1-070013, F1-070059
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

Opportunity to work as a team member within the world-leading and renowned Geophysics Laboratory
A friendly, dynamic, multilingual and multicultural environment with a strong focus on research
Opportunity to participate in the development of the longer term research framework of a young university
A competitive salary
For further information, please contact Prof. Norman Teferle on
Applications (in English or French) should contain the following documents:
• A detailed curriculum vitae
• Letter of motivation
All applications should be sent until June 30th, 2010 as well as electronic version to Norman.Teferle
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer
Tentative Application Deadline : 30 June 2010

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