The role of Resilience in reducing the effects of catastrophes
Fully-Funded PhD Program at TECNUN, the School of Engineering of the University of Navarra, Spain
Join the enthusiastic Resilience Research Group of TECNUN, the School of Engineering at the University of Navarra.
About the position
We are recruiting a PhD student to carry out research within the context of a research project related to crisis management and resilience in the Industrial Organization Department of the School of Engineering, for a period of three to four years.
The Resilience Group aims to promote, develop and disseminate the research carried out for the improvement of detection systems, the management of crises disasters generate and the awareness and preparedness of all social groups. The project under which the Ph.D. will be developed aims to achieve a more resilient and collaborative society in the face of catastrophes, improving its anticipation capacity, developing faster and more efficient responses and thus reducing their impact.
Main duties and responsibilities
The PhD candidate should carry out her/his research aimed to developing the thesis with the support of relevant publications in highly ranked indexed journals. We expect the candidate to take an active role in the development of research projects associated with her/his research topic. The candidate should show the willingness to take part in the different activities organized by the Department, as well as mandatory duties established in the PhD student agreements.
Provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Applied Engineering program web page.
- A solid academic background with a master’s degree in Engineering, Science or Business Administration. This year, candidates who are in the closing stages of their master’s degree can also apply.
- Strong English writing skills for publishing research papers.
- Good knowledge of oral English is also required.
The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal-oriented work with a critical attitude. The Faculty is seeking candidates with good communication skills for communicating both with the practitioners of the research, research partners and PhD colleagues. Further, relevant practical experience, personal qualities, suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasized.
More about the University of Navarra and Tecnun - the School of Engineering.
The University of Navarra is an international University committed to quality teaching and excellence in research. It occupies the 3rd position in the Europe Teaching Ranking 2019 by Times Higher Education and Elsevier. The University was founded on the basis of Catholic principles by St. Josemaría Escrivá and is a corporate work of Opus Dei. It provides suitable opportunities for the development of its professors and employees, carries out broad cultural outreach and social promotion through NGOs and charities, and encourages service learning programs. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.
The School of Engineering (Tecnun) has 1,200 students and it is placed in Donostia-San Sebastián, a beautiful city in the north of Spain, on the Basque coast. As an academic institution, we develop basic research in several fields of engineering, but we also carry out applied research in collaboration with Ceit, a non-profit research center that was created by the University of Navarra in 1982.
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Applicants should submit a dossier that includes to this mail: firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A motivation letter detailing why you want to pursue the Ph.D. degree;
- Certificates and certified transcripts for bachelor's and master's degree. Applicants with foreign higher education must attach an official description of the grading system used at the issuing institution.
- a complete Curriculum Vitae
- One-page summary of Master’s thesis
- The names and directions of two persons who can provide references about you.
For further information or queries, please contact us at email@example.com. The preliminary interview will be done remotely, using the Temas environment.