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[Met-jobs] NERC CASE PhD Studentship in data assimilation at the University of Exeter, UK

From Frank Kwasniok <F.Kwasniok@exeter.ac.uk>
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Date Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:51:10 +0000

NERC CASE PhD Studentship at Exeter Climate Systems in collaboration
with the Met Office

Project:
Efficient data assimilation to correct non-Gaussian forecast errors in
numerical weather prediction

Supervisors:
Dr Frank Kwasniok (University of Exeter) and Dr Gordon Inverarity (Met
Office, Exeter)

Duration:
Three and a half years

Exeter Climate Systems
(http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/mathematics/research/xcs/) is a growing centre
of excellence in the application of mathematics and statistics in
weather and climate science. It is located within the College of
Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of
Exeter, UK. The centre has close working affiliations with the Met
Office and the Hadley Centre.

We are inviting applications for a PhD studentship in the area of data
assimilation to start in September 2013. The project is funded as a NERC
CASE studentship in collaboration with the Met Office for three and a
half years. The award covers all tuition fees (UK/EU) and a maintenance
stipend at research council rate (currently £13,726 per year). As part
of the CASE award the student receives an additional £1,200 per year
from the Met Office, plus £1,400 on completion of the thesis. A travel
and subsistence allowance is also included.

EU candidates must have been resident in the UK for the three years
leading up to the PhD to be eligible. International candidates are not
eligible.

For further information on the project see:
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/index.php?id=1203

For informal enquiries contact Dr Frank Kwasniok at F.Kwasniok@exeter.ac.uk

Application criteria:
Applicants should have or expect to achieve at least a 2:1 Honours
degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject such as mathematics,
statistics, physics or meteorology. Candidates should have a keen
interest in the application of mathematics and statistics in weather and
climate science, and preferably some experience of programming in Matlab
and/or Fortran.

How to apply:
To apply, go to
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/money/studentships/application and
complete the online web form. You should choose "Mathematics PhD
Studentship in weather and climate science" from the drop-down menu. You
will be asked to submit some personal details and upload a full CV,
covering letter and details of two academic referees. Your covering
letter should outline your academic interests, prior research experience
and reasons for wishing to undertake this project.

For general enquiries please contact Liz Roberts at emps-pgr@exeter.ac.uk

The application deadline is Friday 19 April 2013.

--
Dr Frank Kwasniok
Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
University of Exeter
Harrison Building
North Park Road
Exeter EX4 4QF
United Kingdom

E-mail: F.Kwasniok@exeter.ac.uk
Tel.: +44 (0)1392 26-3978
Fax:  +44 (0)1392 217965
Web: http://empslocal.ex.ac.uk/people/staff/fk206/





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