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Scholarships at TU Wien, Austria

18.4.09 |


A total of eight PhD student positions are available within the Vienna Doctoral Programme on water resource systems. We welcome the application of graduates with a keen interest in one of the following fields:

Aquatic microbiology
Water quality
Resource management
Remote sensing
Mechanics of structures
Risk assessment


Full financial support on a 12 month basis is available for 3 to 4 years, depending on progress
An annual gross salary of Euro 24749
A one semester exchange programme at an international partner university
Re-imbursement of travel expenses related to conferences, training activities and field work
A comprehensive service programme of the TU Wien including health and dental insurance, and retirement programme


Formal entry requirements are a Master's degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to Water Resource Systems, e.g., civil engineering, environmental engineering, chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular biotechnology, process engineering, geodesy, hydrology, geology, spatial planning, geography, environmental management, economics and material sciences. Experience in water related research is beneficial, but not required. Excellent command of English in speaking, reading and writing is essential as English will be the working language of the programme. This Doctoral Programme is ambitious, so we seek resourceful, highly motivated students who are comfortable with working in a stimulating and competitive working environment.

Application material

An application containing your specific qualifications for the position
A motivation letter stating your research interests and one of the eight prefered research topics
Copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents
Curriculum Vitae

Dates and Deadlines

Application deadline is May 15, 2009. Short listed candidates will be invited to a selection seminar. Financial support towards travel expenses is available on request.

Equal Opportunities

The TU Wien is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Submission of applications

Application can be submitted electronically through email to in pdf format, or as a hard copy to:

Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems
c/o Prof. Günter Blöschl
Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management
Vienna University of Technology
A-1040 Wien, Karlsplatz 13/222-2

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