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[Met-jobs] 2 PhD Positions at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:17:57 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

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, Python,...).
- 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 will 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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