The Faculty of Science and Institute of Environmental Sciences are looking for:
PhD student Dynamics of environmental heterogeneity and species diversity across scales (0.8-1.0 fte)
Vacancy number: 14070
Environmental heterogeneity (...
- Integrate multi-source data to quantify the dynamics of environmental heterogeneity (EH) across space and time
- Analyze the relationships between the dynamics of EH and species diversity
- Apply the knowledge to develop landscape management measures to maintain/restore targeted species communities
- A M.Sc. degree in a relevant field (e.g. ecology, environmental sciences, geo-information systems, RS, and biology,), but we also consider candidates from other scientific fields with good quantitative skills and an interest in studying the dynamics of environmental heterogeneity.
- Quantitative analysis, programming, and statistical skills are preferred
- Experiences in working with large datasets (e.g., RS data) or using high performance computation platforms are preferred. We also consider candidates that have basic knowledge in remote sensing data analyses and willing to further develop it.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English and good communication skills
- Team player and having a collaborative attitude
Conditions of employment
Terms and conditions
We offer a 1-year position with the possibility of extension to 4 years based on performance and following the pay scale P in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Salary ranges from € 2.770.- gross per month in the first year to € 3.539,- gross per month in the fourth year based on a full-time position.
Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career program. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Research at our Institute/Faculty
The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are driven by curiosity to expand fundamental knowledge and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.
The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organized in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor's and twelve master's programs. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2,800 staff and almost 6,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden's Bio Science Park, one of Europe's biggest science parks, where university and business life come together.
The Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) is positioned in the Faculty of Sciences. The core focus of CML is to perform research and education in the interdisciplinary field of Environmental Sciences. CML has two Departments: Industrial Ecology (CML-IE) and Environmental Biology (CML-EB). Presently, about 140 fte (including postdocs and PhDs) are employed at CML. CML collaborates with the TU Delft and Erasmus University in the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability (LDE-CfS), Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, and other partners.
For more information, see www.science.leidenuniv.nl and workingat.leiden.edu. Information about CML can be found at www.cml.leiden.edu.