Student Opportunity Announcements

PhD position in river hydraulics

The Institute for Environmental Sciences at the University of Koblenz-Landau
invites applications for a fully funded PhD position in the project “Development
of an autonomous tracking system for river flow analyses”

The PhD project aims at developing a new tool for the quantitative characterization
of river flow and dispersion processes using passive floats equipped with
miniaturized sensors for motion tracking. Besides implementation of the new
instrument using commercially available sensor packages, the study involves
test and performance measurements under laboratory and field conditions as well
as the development of analysis procedures.

Your profile:
You are interested in working at the interface between environmental fluid
mechanics and electronics technology. Successful applicant must hold a university degree (Diploma or Master) in a related discipline (e.g., physics, engineering or environmental sciences)
with training in hydromechanics.

We offer:
You join the environmental physics group, an international team of young
scientists working on various aspects of environmental fluid dynamics ( The particular project offers unique opportunities for interdisciplinary
cooperation within the group as well as with other research groups at the
Institute for Environmental Sciences Landau and our international collaborators.
The part-time (75%) position is available for 3 years and salary is according to
pay scale EGr. 13 TV-L (75%).

Applications should include a letter of motivation and a complete curriculum vitae. Please send your application before 30 September 2013 to: Prof. Dr. Andreas Lorke, Universität
Koblenz-Landau, Fortstraße 7, D-76829 Landau, Germany. Applications and
detailed inquiries can also be sent by e-mail (