Project Description

Fellow: ER3 - Franz Tscheikner-Gratl Host institution: Delft University of Technology Duration: 12 months Planned start date: March 2017
Actual start date: March 2017
Project title: Propagation of uncertainties in integrated catchment models (WP1, WP4, WP6)
Supervisor name: Dr Jeroen Langeveld, Prof. Francois Clemens & Dr Marie-Claire ten Veldhuis PhD enrolment: N


  • Develop and write manuals for the practical application of the uncertainty frameworks together with ER4 (Halcrow) and ESR8 (USFD).
Tasks and methodology: Gather experiences from ESR7, ESR8, ER2 and ER4, and translate to manuals for practical application of uncertainty frameworks for use by commercial consultancy firms.
Results: Manuals/guidelines on practical application of uncertainty analysis frameworks and efficient data collection (D6.7, D6.2).
Dissemination: Manuals for the practical application of the uncertainty frameworks, journal paper one presentation as MC Ambassador, presentations at conference and external meetings.
Planned secondments: To USFD (1 month), writing manuals for the practical application of the uncertainty frameworks. To CH2M (Halcrow), (1 month) Writing manuals for the practical application of the uncertainty frameworks

Job description

The objective of this ER (Experienced Researcher) position is to develop and write manuals for the practical application of the uncertainty frameworks together with ER4 at CH2M (Halcrow) and ESR8 at the University of Sheffield.
This research is part of the EU-funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network project 'QUICS' (Grant agreement number 607000), in which partners from various universities, research institutes and commercial enterprises across Europe join forces to improve water quality management by assessing the uncertainty of integrated catchment model water quality predictions. The project involves twelve PhD students and four post-docs.

Civil Engineering and Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) provides leading international research and education, with innovation and sustainability as central themes. Research and education are closely interwoven and address societal challenges. The Faculty consists of the departments of Transport and Planning, Structural Engineering, Geoscience and Engineering, Water Management, Hydraulic Engineering, and Geoscience and Remote Sensing.


Candidates should have a PhD degree in sanitary engineering or hydrological/hydraulic sciences as well as experience with monitoring in urban drainage systems and data management. We expect a very good level of English, strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team. The ability to travel within the network is essential, as currently the position includes secondments at University of Sheffield (one month) and CH2M (Halcrow) (one month). Candidates must have more than four years, but less than 5 years of research experience and be in the possession of a PhD degree. They must not have resided or carried out their main activities (work/studies) in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the start of employment - foreseen as March 1, 2017.  See Eligibility Requirements for further details.

Conditions of employment

The TU Delft offers an attractive, customisable compensation and benefits package, including a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers day care, before- and after-school care and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Further information and how to apply

For more information about this position, please contact Jeroen Langeveld,  Further information on the QUICS project can be found on the project website.  See Application Procedure for further information on the recruitment process.  To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter (as pdfs) which details your suitability for this job to  The deadline for applications is 15th September 2016.

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