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[Met-jobs] funded PhD for UK students: automatic analysis of atmospheric data

From Rob Mackenzie <>
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Date Tue, 15 May 2012 09:57:59 +0100

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship at Lancaster University commencing 1 October 2012. The studentship is funded by the Natural Environment Council (NERC) as a part of the multimillion-pound project, CAST: 'Co-ordinated Airborne Studies in the Tropics'. It includes tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for UK/EU candidates and provides a stipend of a minimum of £13,590 per year for UK candidates. Overseas candidates have to fulfil the eligibility requirements listed in the NERC Student Handbook ( ).

The aim is for this studentship to address both basic theoretical and application research questions relevant to the real-time conversion of atmospheric data streams into useful climate science products. Basic questions include those on development of autonomous and dynamically evolving clustering and classifiers. Application research will centre on developing new algorithms, software and possibly hardware (on chip) implementation serving the experimental elements of the project for real-time data stream processing in the high altitude atmospheric composition in tropical areas of the Earth. The studentship thus offers the opportunity to participate in the development of new theoretical and application advances of research methodology and development of related algorithms and software, as well as to be closely related and provide this to a real state-of-the-art experiment which will take place in the high altitudes of the tropical parts of the Earth.

To apply, please send the following documents by email to Dr Plamen Angelov ( a CV (including names and contact details of two referees) as well as a Covering letter (including the motivation and a research proposal/statement). Those interested may also contact Prof Rob MacKenzie (address below) for further details.

Closing date for applications:  15 June 2012


A. R. MacKenzie

Professor of Atmospheric Science

Earth Science

School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences

University of Birmingham



B15 2TT



Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6142

Skype: rob.mackenzie5 (please email ahead)



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