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1 PhD candidate in remote sensing / digital image analysis, University of Manitoba (Canada)

#1 von Karsten , 21.11.2016 15:34

At the Department of Civil Engineering in Groundwater Engineering at the University of Manitoba (Canada), the following job vacancy is to be filled within the framework of the NSERC project “Estimation of recharge and nutrient leaching at different scales to improve sustainable land and groundwater management�:

1 PhD candidate in remote sensing / digital image analysis
(starting data 1st May or 1st September 2017)

The research aims to develop new methods for improving sustainable land and groundwater management through advancement of existing numerical models and flexible coupling of those models. The new Ph.D. candidate will work in a team with another Ph.D. and two M.Sc. students. The specific research to be carried out will contain laboratory and field experiments to identify the pattern and kinetics of nitrate leaching under thawing conditions. A numerical part of the research will follow the completion of the laboratory experiments and will use the identified pattern and kinetics of nitrate leaching and the physically based method of numerical modeling of nitrate leaching.
Further information: Tel. +1 204 480 1828, Email:

We search for a person with substantiated knowledge in nutrient leaching and willingness for laboratory and fieldwork. Good programming abilities (e.g. Python, Matlab) and profound mathematical skills are required. The capability of becoming acquainted with a new topic including the use of new software packages expected.
We offer a multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative and friendly team that is well connected to national and international programs. A graduate fellowship will be based on the guidelines created by the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Manitoba ( Appointment will be initially for a period of three years, with the possibility of extension, depending on availability of funds.

Qualification for this position is the completed academic studies with a M.Sc. degree in the area of Engineering, Geoscience, or Soil Science (or comparable).

The Department of Civil Engineering has a strong graduate teaching and research program with over 140 graduate students in its PhD, MSc and MEng degree streams. It maintains funded research activities with industrial partners and government research laboratories. Additional information about the Department of Civil Engineering can be found at our website: A listing of the courses offered by the Department is available in the Academic Calendar at
The University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg, a prairie city with a population exceeding 700,000. Its ethnic diversity is notable and is celebrated through its many annual festivals. Experience Winnipeg’s world-class arts and entertainment, and professional sports teams. For more information about the city of Winnipeg visit:

Review of applications will commence on Dec 16th, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a complete curriculum vitae, a copy of their transcripts, names and contact information of two referees. Applications should be sent via email to:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hartmut Holländer, P.Eng.
University of Manitoba, Department of Civil Engineering
15 Gillson St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6, Canada

Application materials will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy� (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae and other documentation may be provided to participating members of the search process.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Winnipeg, 2016/11/20



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hartmut Holländer
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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