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[Met-jobs] Open PhD positions with the Earth System Sciences Research School (ESSRES) (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 17 Feb 2011 09:24:09 +0000

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International PhD-Programme on Earth System Science in Germany

The Earth System Sciences Research School (ESSRES), funded by the German
Helmholtz Association, offers 9 PhD-positions for internal scholarship
as well as 15 additional unfunded positions in the second phase of
ESSReS for outstanding young scientists in the topical field of earth
system science, starting October 2011.

The Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven,
the Institute of Environmental Physics at the University of Bremen, and
the Jacobs University Bremen, provide a unique research environment in
Germany, bridging the gap between traditional disciplines. The ESSRES
combines observations, modeling, and data analysis in order to
understand and decipher the complex earth’s climate system and their
interaction with the biosphere.

Areas of study include:

• Biogeoscience (e.g., carbon cycle, ecosystem analysis)

• Climate dynamics (e.g., earth system modelling)

• Geoinformatics (e.g., data management, GIS application)

• Geology (e.g., sediment cores)

• Geophysics (e.g., structure of marine sediments, palaeo bathymetry)

• Glaciology (e.g., ice core analysis)

• Physics and Chemistry of the Atmosphere (e.g., trace gases, aerosols,

Accompanying courses in earth system science contain a great deal of
necessary technical and specialised areas: specialists from the
institutes as well as national and international collaboration partners
will give lectures about fundamental concepts of the related research
fields, and provide knowledge through expert courses on special themes.
Students of the ESSRES will be given the opportunity to attend
conferences and summer schools, excursions, as well as visits at
international partner institutes. Furthermore, the PhD-programme
includes compulsory courses on presentation techniques, communication
and scientific management.

The Helmholtz Research School on Earth System Science (ESSRES) invites
suitable candidates to apply for a PhD position in our International PhD
Programme which is going to start on 1 October 2011.

Applicants with a Master’s degree or a Diploma (or equivalent) in
Biology, Biogeochemistry, Physics, Geosciences, Geology, Informatics,
Mathematics, or related fields will be considered. Applicants are
currently enrolled in a degree leading to a Master’s or equivalent must
have been awarded their degree prior to the start of courses in October

The online application will accept submissions for with deadline 28
February 2011. Successful candidates will be notified in spring 2011.
The PhD stipend is limited for up to 3 years. Students have the
opportunity to obtain their PhD degree at the University of Bremen or
Jacobs University.

More information on ESSRES and the application procedure can be found at:

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