A PhD position in Climate change, vector-borne diseases and vulnerability, Rwanda & Austria


Link: http://www.healthyfutures.eu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=123:ph...

PhD position in Climate change, vector-borne diseases and vulnerability (to commence in October 2011and run for 3 years) is currently available through the Healthy Futures project.

The PhD position is embedded in a sandwich program jointly carried out between the Centre for Geographic Information System & Remote Sensing at the National University of Rwanda (CGIS-NUR; http://www.cgisnur.org/) and the Centre for Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg (Austria; Z_GIS, http://www.uni-salzburg.at/zgis). The candidate will be registered and supervised at NUR. A co-supervisor will be appointed by the University of Salzburg, whereas the candidate will have the opportunity to carry out the research at Z_GIS (travel for 2-3 visits for 3 +- months). The reimbursement and stipend for the research will follow the NUR requirements. This PhD position is reserved for African-based scientists.

Level of financial support
The PhD scholarship will cover maintenance (monthly stipend), university fees, and includes funds to carry out research (including funds for fieldwork, laboratory work and to attend workshops and conferences). The funding will also enable the scholarship-holder to spend periods of time Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg, Austria.

The deadline for application is 15th August 2011.

For more information please download the PhD Announcement and NUR Form 5.


For further information, please contact:

From National University of Rwanda – CGIS

Dr Theophile Niyonzima


Mobile: (+250) 788450488


From University Salzburg – Z_GIS

Dr. Stefan Kienberger


Tel.: +43 662 8044 5267

Fax: +43 662 8044 5260