KU Leuven and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission are inviting applications for PhD positions through the Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) scheme. The CDP scheme intends to enhance the science-policy link through strategic collaborations with higher education institutions characterized by research excellence and international reputation, in order to:
* Train a new generation of doctoral graduates in science and technology with a focus on the science-policy interface, able to understand the research needs at different stages of the policy cycle, capable of providing scientific support to policy and of using transferable skills in science communication and knowledge management.
* Co-develop, co-host and co-supervise doctoral studies between higher education institutions and the JRC.
* Strengthen collaboration between the JRC and higher education institutions by promoting mutual enhancement of related skills and competences, combining existing knowledge and capacities, and enhancing networking in key scientific areas.
You have (or are near completion of) a Master in Earth Sciences, Bioscience Engineering, Soil Science, Agricultural Sciences, Geography (or a related field).
You have a strong interest in soil (erosion) research and spatial modelling, and a demonstrable experience in these topics.
Experience with the spatial analysis of large-scale datasets and remote sensing is a major asset.
You have excellent knowledge of GIS and experience with R, Matlab or Python scripting.
You work proactively and independently and have good communication skills.
You have a very good knowledge of English, both spoken and written.
Relevant publications in peer review journals should be highlighted.
You are highly motivated, ambitious and result-oriented.
We offer a four-year PhD position in collaboration with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission.
The PhD research will be realized at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy, for a period of up to 24 months.
We offer a competitive fellowship. While at the JRC in Ispra, you will get a contract as a Grand Holder 20 (for more info: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/sites/jrcsh/files/jrc_grantholder_rules.pdf)
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