Vienna Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems

The Centre for Water Resource Systems at the Vienna University of Technology announces competition for the second intake of doctoral candidates for the Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems. The programme is anticipated to host a total of 70 doctoral students over a period of 12 years. This is a dedicated programme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) that promotes doctoral research and education at the highest standards and provides excellent opportunities for cross-disciplinary research. International networking is facilitated by a mobility programme with a spectrum of attractive international partner institutions and a comprehensive guest scientist programme.

Eight PhD student positions are available in the following research themes related to Water Resource Systems:

  • Flood-hydrology
  • Regional nutrient management
  • Aquatic microbiology
  • Soil moisture remote sensing
  • Diffuse water pollution
  • Mechanics of structures
  • Socio-hydrology and environmental economics
  • Micro-meteorology

Applicants for the PhD student positions must have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to water resource systems. The working language of the programme is English. Students are expected to work across disciplines and in cooperation with others. A capacity and willingness to integrate and collaborate is essential.

The Programme provides a salary according to the FWF scheme, together with a significant allowance for travel and research support. TU Wien is an equal opportunities employer. The contracts will be for three years and extension to a fourth year is possible. The preferred starting date is Oct. 1, 2012.

Candidates should send a letter of application, a statement of research interests, copies of education certificates and a Curriculum Vitae to (pdf format), or as a hard copy to The Centre of Water Resource Systems, c/o Dr. Gemma Carr, Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13/222-2, A-1040 Vienna, Austria. Please quote reference: DK-WRS.

Application deadline is April 30, 2012. Short listed candidates will be invited to a selection seminar. Financial support towards travel expenses is available on request.

Information about the Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems may be viewed at


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