The University of Graz is looking for PhD students for 20 PhD student positions (project assistant without doctorate) in “Climate Change – Uncertainties, Thresholds and Coping Strategies” (30 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of three years; twenty positions to be filled as of September 3rd 2018 ).
The Doktoratskolleg Climate Change (DK, mainly funded by the Austrian Science Foundation) is an interdisciplinary PhD programme and provides independent and cooperative research in the field of physical climate science, meteorology and hydrology, system sciences, sustainability sciences, theories of justice, ethics, environmental law and economics of climate change. The thesis work has to be done on one of the research topics which contribute to answering the general research questions of the DK Climate Change: What are scientifically sound, efficient and ethically defensible strategies for a transition towards a low-carbon and climate-robust economy and society and how can the necessary qualitative transformation be politically and legally implemented and legitimated? How should we deal with uncertainties and risks related to hydro-meteorological changes, in particular extreme events, and their associated consequences?
Deadline: April 18, 2018