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Job advertisement Ph.D. student in remote sensing and urban ecology

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Ph.D. student in remote sensing and urban ecology

Ph.D. student in remote sensing and urban ecology


Ben Gurion university of the Negev

Beer Sheva, Israel


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI)

Full time

Student / Graduate / Internship


Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

15 June 2022

Job description

The Environmental Sensing Laboratory at Ben Gurion University and the Dryland Tree and Ecosystem Ecology lab at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are recruiting a Ph.D. student for research on
The contribution of green infrastructures to urban carbon sequestration from climate change mitigation
Global efforts are being made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to climate change. These efforts are also applied to the urban environment to transform the cities into net-zero carbon emission cities. The research goal is to develop a new measuring platform based on local and remote measurements, to estimate the carbon sequestration of urban green infrastructures.
The successful candidate will gain experience in field studies of CO2 fluxes and in new analytical methods of remote sensing to estimate the CO2 flux balance in urban vegetation.
Background and skills: Candidates should have a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in environmental engineering, remote sensing, ecology, or similar. They must be fluent in English, have excellent communications skills, and have a strong aptitude for scientific writing. Knowledge of a programming language and experience with remote sensing in research are favorable. Students who have first-authored papers will be preferred.
The successful candidate will receive a full scholarship covering living expenses.
The research is a collaboration of Oz Kira (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ben Gurion University, Israel) and José Grünzweig (Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel).

How to apply

For applying, please send an email containing your CV, grades transcript, publication list, and a letter of intent to