MSCA Individual Fellowship: Hydrological Risk Assessment
About the call
The NTNU Challenge invites experienced researchers across eight disciplines of any nationality and age to work in tandem with a supervisor in order to submit successful applications to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships.
If chosen, you will be invited to participate together with a supervisor on a three-day symposium on MSCA-IF at NTNU Trondheim from 22 to 24 of May. Together, you will write and prepare an application towards the MSCA-IF Call with deadline 11 September 2019. Travel costs related to the events 22-24 May will be covered by NTNU.
About Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF)
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) aim to support the career development and training of researchers in all scientific disciplines through international and inter-sectoral mobility. By funding excellent research and providing attractive working conditions, the MSCA offer high quality professional opportunities open to researchers of any age, nationality or discipline.
The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and inter-sectoral mobility. Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in Europe (EU Member States and Associated Countries) and beyond.
Hydrological risk assessment.
The production of electricity from hydropower is exclusively determined by the availability of water. Upstream water use such as irrigation and drinking water supply, downstream constraints and climate change are just some of the factors that can pose a risk to the hydropower producer. The relationships between these factors can in many river basins be very complex, introducing large uncertainties. Tools to analyze the wider understanding and quantification of the hydrological risks in river basins with multiple and geographically distributed water uses have to a limited extent been applied in the long-term planning of hydropower projects. The use of such tools will reduce the financial risks, as well as providing a basis for a dialogue between stakeholders. Different tools can be used to assess the hydrological risks of hydropower projects, which include; i) hydrological models with functions to run scenarios with climate change and different allocation and priorities between sectors, ii) integration of model simulation and expert judgement using Bayesian network methodology and iii) other risk assessment approaches, including decision-tree frameworks. The research project intends to test and demonstrate various tools for an improved assessment of hydrological related risks in hydropower developments, and water resources projects in general.
For the complete project proposal as well as additional information regarding the NTNU Challenge, see https://www.ntnu.edu/horizon/msca
- The researcher must, at the date of the MSCA-IF call deadline, possess a PhD Degree and/or an equivalent of minimum four years’ full-time research experience.
- The researcher must, at the date of the MSCA-IF call deadline not have conducted his/her main activity in the country of the beneficiary (Norway) for more than 12 of the 36 months.
- Evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, selection will be conducted by the supervisor. Emphasis will be placed upon the academic accordance with the supervisor and the project proposal.
- A designated supervisor with whom to prepare an application for the MSCA-IF call with
- A two-day symposium with showcasing of expertise and best practices on how to apply to MSCA-IF
- A follow-up day with the supervisor and possible individual guidance by experts on MSCA-IF
- Administrative support up to the call deadline
Appointment as post doc up to a maximum of 24 months at NTNU rests on the prerequisite of an approved application to the MSCA-IF call with deadline 11 September 2019. Feedback on said applications is expected early 2020.
Working at NTNU
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.
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About the application:
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, cover letter, diplomas and certificates that highlight the alignment of your application. In addition, the applicant must describe a research project that will strengthen and complement the presented research (max 2 pages). Please refer to the application number MSCA- IF- IV/20 when applying.
Application deadline: 25.03.2019