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[Met-jobs] PhD opportunity: Development of European Extreme Weather Climatologies

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:26:58 +0000

Development of European Extreme Weather Climatologies

Department of Space and Climate Physics (MSSL)
University College London, UK.

Applicants are invited for a NERC-funded PhD Research Studentship at
the Mullard Space Science Laboratory located near Guildford, Surrey, UK.
MSSL is a Department of University College London (UCL) with a strong
track record of research into weather extremes and of commercialising
such research.  The studentship is available immediately, and must start
by September/October 2011.

The project will examine the following weather extremes: extreme rainfall,
temperature extremes (hot and cold), and heatwave and freeze incidence.
For these extremes the project will derive exceedance probability
distributions and trends for various locations and levels of spatial resolution
across Europe using an untapped state-of-the-art Met Office European
observational database. The research will provide scientific excellence,
valuable input to the next International Panel on Climate Change report
and, through its derived products, help businesses further understand
their risk from extreme weather.

Applicants must have a first class or 2.1 undergraduate degree in a
relevant physical, mathematical or computational subject. Applicants
must be a UK citizen or an EU national who has been resident in the UK
for the previous three years. Applicants should possess good analytical
and research skills, good IT skills, good written and verbal communication
skills, and be committed to computational rigour and to high quality

Full particulars about the research studentship may be accessed at:

For any additional queries regarding the vacancy please contact Professor
Mark Saunders, e:, t: +44 (0)1483 204187.

To apply for the post please link to:
Under 'Search Programmes' please provide the following entries:
Department:      Space and Climate Physics
Programme Group:       Postgraduate Research
Study Type:        Full-time
Start Year:     2011/12
Closing Date:                25th July 2011
Interview Date:             Week commencing 1st August 2011
Studentship Start Date:  September/October 2011

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