We have a vacancy for a PhD student working at the intersection of computer sciences and geosciences, with important contributions to the next generation modelling software.
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PhD Parallel algorithm design for distributed geoscience applications
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The Global Geo Health Data Centre, which closely cooperates with the PCRaster research team, has a vacancy for a spatial data/software engineer. The description of the vacancy is at the Utrecht University vacancy site, direct link to the vacancy description is here.
RIVM is offering a traineeship to construct PCRaster models for the ‘Atlas Natuurlijk Kapitaal’. Information is available at (in Dutch) http://karssenberg.geo.uu.nl/traineeshipRIVM.html.
We have vacancy for an environmental modeller. The successful candidate will work in the Global & Geo Health Data Centre project, in close cooperation with the PCRaster team. The description of the vacancy is at the Utrecht University vacancy site, a direct link is here.
Our department has a vacancy for an assistant professor in natural hazards, earth observation and geocomputation. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to PCRaster related research. The description of the vacancy is here.
We have a vacancy for a PhD student working at the intersection of geocomputation and environmental health science. The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team under supervision of Dr Derek Karssenberg (PCRaster research team, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University) and Dr Ilonca Vaartjes (University Medical Center Utrecht). Detailed information is at http://www.werkenbijumcutrecht.nl/international/vacancies/Pages/phd-gghdc%20(2016-0557).aspx
Merijn de Bakker joined our team as a PhD student. In his project he aims at the development of concepts for a domain specific language for integrated modelling of fields and agents. Ultimately we hope this will lead to a completely new modelling language in which models can be built containing both decision making agents and fields. Merijn will apply his concepts to an air pollution exposure case study in cooperation with our colleagues from the Healthy Urban Living research group at Utrecht University.
We have added e-Lectures to our online courses on dynamic modelling. The lectures provide a short introduction to the material. Subscribe now at the Courses link above to learn how to use our software!
We are offering a topic for MSc thesis research (or possibly a traineeship) related to our new ‘high performance geocomputation’ project (info video here) funded by Maps4Society. You can find the description of the topic here.
The PCRaster team, in particular Koko Alberti who recently joined our team, has developed prototype software to run PCRaster models as web simulations, at a very high (~90 m) resolution, for almost any location on earth! The current facility includes prototype models for sea level change, snow cover, and water erosion. The web simulations are available here (login required). For information and to request a login, please email email@example.com.