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[Met-jobs] Ph.D. position starting 1 July 2013

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:33:13 +0000


http://modb.oce.ulg.ac.be/mediawiki/index.php/Jobs

Ph.D. position starting 1 July 2013

Our research group is an active partner in several EU projects dealing with 
archiving and distributing marine data. In 
SeaDataNet<http://www.seadatanet.org/> we developped 
DIVA<http://modb.oce.ulg.ac.be/mediawiki/index.php/DIVA>, which is now the 
standard analysis tool for producing climatologies for the different regional 
seas around Europe and a plug-in for the well known package Ocean Data 
View<http://odv.awi.de/>. It has also been used in the 
EMODNET<http://www.emodnet-chemistry.eu/> chemistry lot for producing 
statistics on major chemical parameters in the Sea. In addition a interactive 
web-visualisation tool exploiting the climatologies was prepared 
(OceanBrowser<http://modb.oce.ulg.ac.be/mediawiki/index.php/OceanBrowser>) and 
is now used for discovery services<http://gher-diva.phys.ulg.ac.be/gher-data/>.

GHER has been awarded follow-up project SEADATANETII and new EMODNET lots in 
chemistry and biology EMODNET Assembly 
groups<http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/policy/marine_knowledge_2020/index_en.htm>.
 The work in these projects will allow for a Ph.D. position with developping 
activities and oceanographic research.

The work will include development of new 
DIVA<http://modb.oce.ulg.ac.be/mediawiki/index.php/DIVA> functionalities 
(multivariate analyses, dealing with glider data, correlated observational 
errors, analysis of abundance data ...), maintenance of the code (optimisation, 
dynamic allocations ...) , organisation of 
workshops<http://modb.oce.ulg.ac.be/mediawiki/index.php/Previous_workshops> and 
guidance of regional climatology production.

The candidate will also have time to apply DIVA to a scientific question, 
exploiting existing databases and the newly developped functionalities. These 
questions will be defined by the candidate in coherence with our group. 
Possible questions to be tackled are:

  *   Detection of correlation in Levantine Intermediate Water content with the 
North Atlantic Oscillation
  *   Quantification and time evolution of hypoxia conditions in the Black Sea
  *   Deriving abundance distributions of marine species (EMODNET Biology)

The work will be performed in the 
GHER<http://modb.oce.ulg.ac.be/mediawiki/index.php/GeoHydrodynamics_and_Environment_Research>
 group with strong interactions with other European groups, leading to 
interesting post-doc perspectives.

The candidate should have experience in statistical data analysis, programming 
under Linux/Unix and some notions in oceanography.

Candidates can send their application via 
email<mailto:jm.beckers@ulg.ac.be?subject=Ph.D.%20position%20DIVA>. The 
application should include a CV and a short letter of motivation. Applications 
can be send until the position is filled and the announcement removed from 
http://modb.oce.ulg.ac.be/mediawiki/index.php/Jobs.




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