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[Met-jobs] University of Reading: PhD Studentship on the contribution to sea-level rise of the Amundsen Sea sector of Antarctica

From Keith Shine <k.p.shine@reading.ac.uk>
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Date Fri, 5 Oct 2012 09:18:46 +0100 (BST)


DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF READING

Closing date for Applicants: 28 October 2012
Start date: January 2013

Applicants are invited for the following NERC-funded CASE PhD studentship

ISTAR D: The contribution to sea-level rise of the Amundsen Sea sector of Antarctica, supervised by Professors Rober Gurney and Liz Morris.

Full funding is ONLY available to UK students or non-UK European Union students who have been resident in the UK for 3 years. Other European Union students would be eligible for a fees-only studentship.

Further details of the studentship can be found at:

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/pg-research/ISTAR.pdf

or by emailing Professor Robert Gurney (r.j.gurney@reading.ac.uk)

More information on how to apply for the studentship, including further details of the Department's PhD programme, can be found at

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/pg-research/

or by emailing phdinfo@met.reading.ac.uk

Applicants should have at least an upper second class degree in physics, mathematics, or closely related physical or environmental science. Candidates with a lower class of first degree, but a good performance at Masters level in a relevant subject will also be considered. No prior knowledge of climate science is required.

The successful applicant will require a proven aptitude for undertaking practical tasks in challenging conditions. As part of the ISTAR traverse team you will need to be comfortable with the methods of working of the British Antarctic Survey, be a team player and be physically capable and medically fit to work in Antarctic conditions.

Candidates with a lower class of degree, but a good performance at Masters level in a relevant subject will also be considered. No prior knowledge of climate science is required.

This studentship is fully funded (including a maintenance grant of about 13,590 per year (2012/2013 rate), and University fees) but this funding is ONLY available to UK students or non-UK European Union students who have been resident in the UK for 3 years.

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