ETNWe are delighted that you consider joining the ETN System-Risk as an Early Stage Research (ESR) fellow. System-Risk is a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network which aims on developing and implementing a systems approach for large-scale flood risk assessment and management and provides a framework for training and career development of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). The network brings together research and training at ten leading centres of flood research in Europe and embeds partnerships with eight partners from the industry and administration in five countries.

In collaboration with the Royal Meteorological Institute (KNMI), FutureWater The Netherlands will be the hosting institute for ESR1, which is part of WP1. This ESR will focus on the “Development of Future Weather techniques for flood risk assessment”. The ESR shall focus on the interplay between meteo- and hydrological factors leading to extreme floods under present and future climate. It is expected that the ESR will develop methods and tools for deriving consistent, large-scale flood scenarios and quantifying their uncertainty. The developed methods and tools will be validated for three case-study basins.

Please find some general information, intended to guide you through the application process, criteria, guidelines, evaluation and assignment layout and the scope of the project on the System-Risk website.


Peter Droogers (FutureWater, The Netherlands) and Bart van den Hurk (Royal Meteorological Institute, The Netherlands)


Interested candidates can apply for this position through the application form page on the System-Risk website. The application deadline is Wednesday 18 May 2016.