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[Met-jobs] 2 PhD positions in ocean biogeochemical modeling at the regional scale

From "Wagenbach Bianca Elisabeth" <>
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Date Tue, 5 Nov 2013 12:44:01 +0000

The Environmental Physics Group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology 
Zurich (ETH Zurich) consists of an interdisciplinary team of researchers 
interested in the study of the interaction of biogeochemical cycles and 
climate. A particular focus of the group is the investigation of the role of 
the coastal ocean in the global context. In this context, we are offering

2 PhD positions in ocean biogeochemical modeling at the regional scale

in the framework of the CALNEX project funded by the Swiss National Science 
Foundation. The overarching goal of CALNEX is to understand and quantify the 
exchange of carbon and other biogeochemically relevant material properties 
between the coastal region and the open ocean. The project will focus on 
eastern boundary upwelling regions, namely the Canary and the California 
Current Systems.

The successful candidates will develop and apply regional setups of these two 
systems on the basis of the Regional Oceanic Modeling System (ROMS) and use 
them to investigate a number of hypotheses associated with this exchange.

The PhD students will be supervised jointly by Prof. Nicolas Gruber and Dr. 
Zouhair Lachkar. The two candidates are expected to collaborate closely with 
each other as each of them will take the lead in the modeling and 
interpretation of one of these two systems. The expected starting date of the 
two PhD positions is early 2014.

Candidate requirements

The desired qualifications for the PhD candidates are:
- Master degree in atmospheric, oceanic and/or climate sciences, physics, 
computational sciences or a closely related discipline.
- Experience with a higher programming language (e.g., Fortran, C, Matlab, 
- Fluency in English.
- Good communication skills.
- Interest in carbon and climate change research.

How to apply

In order to receive full consideration, applications must be submitted online 
before December 1, 2013, but the position stay open until filled. Applications 
should include a CV, a statement of research interest, and the names of two 
academic referees.

To submit your application online, follow this link:

For further information about the position please contact Prof. Nicolas Gruber 
(<>). See also<>.

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