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[Met-jobs] Two PhD positions: University of Birmingham (UK) and GEOMAR (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:26:08 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

POSITION 1:
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Vacancy: PhD Position at the University of Birmingham (UK)

TheUniversity of Birmingham (UK) - School of Geography, Earth and
Environmental Sciencesis offering aPhD-Position starting 15.10.2014 in
the international project „CE:LLO“.

We seek a highly motivated student to improve our understanding of
compound extreme events, both in present day climate and under
anthropogenic future climate change. The focus is on extended drought in
conjunction with heatwaves, and storm surges in combination with
rain-induced river flooding. The main task of the project is to develop
a multivariate statistical model to describe the compound nature of
extreme events, and to apply this model to observational data and data
from climate model ensembles. The student will be co-supervised by Dr.
Martin Widmann at University of Birmingham, Prof. Dr. Douglas Maraun at
GEOMAR in Kiel (Germany), and Dr. Mathieu Vrac at the LSCE close to
Paris. He/she will closely collaborate with a second PhD-student based
at GEOMAR. Integral part of the PhD programme will be visits to project
partners at Oslo University in Norway, as well as long-term research
visits at LSCE and GEOMAR.

The successful candidate will have a MSc-degree in meteorology,
climatology, physics, applied statistics or a related quantitative
science. The student should have a strong interest in meteorological
processes, but also in delving into modern statistical concepts. Proven
expertise in modern applied multivariate statistics is highly desirable.
We expect the candidate to enjoy working in a team in an international
research environment and to be keen to develop their meteorological and
statistical knowledge as well as practical skills.

The post is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and is for 36 months.
The funding will cover fees for UK/EU students, a stipend equivalent to
UK research council levels, and support for research visits and
conferences. Due to the funding structure only EU applicants will be
considered.

Closing date is 29 August 2014. Applicants should apply via
<http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/research/gees/earth-sciences.aspx>

where they should click on ‘Apply now’ and choose the option ‘PhD in
Department of Earth Sciences’ and specify CE:LLO in the ‘Funding
details’ section of the online application. Applications should include
a letter of motivation, a CV, two references and, if available, two
short samples of scientific text in English (e.g.,
introduction/conclusion from a thesis) as a single pdf. Please do not
hesitate to contact Martin Widmann (m.widmann@bham.ac.uk
<mailto:m.widmann@bham.ac.uk>) for informal inquiries.


The University of Birmingham is one of the leading, research-intensive
UK universities and the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental
Sciences has strong research activities in meteorology and climatology.
For more information see <http://www.birmingham.ac.uk> and
<http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/gees/>




POSITION 2:

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Vacancy: PhD Position at GEOMAR, Kiel (Germany)

The GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Research Division
of Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics, is offering aPhD-Position
starting 01.10.2014 in the international project „CE:LLO“.

We seek a highly motivated student to improve our understanding
ofcompound extreme events, both in present day climate and under
anthropogenic future climate change. The focus is on extended drought in
conjunction with heatwaves, and storm surges in combination with
rain-induced river flooding. Main task of the project is to develop a
multivariate statistical model to describe the compound nature of
extreme events, and to apply this model to observational data and data
from climate model ensembles. The student will be enrolled in the
Integrated School of Ocean Sciences (ISOS) at Kiel University and
co-supervised by Prof. Dr. Douglas Maraun at GEOMAR, Dr. Mathieu Vrac at
the LSCE close to Paris, France, and Dr. Martin Widmann from the
University of Birmingham, UK. He/she will closely collaborate with a
second PhD-student based in Birmingham. Integral part of the Phd
programme will be visits to project partners at Oslo University in
Norway, as well as long term research stays at LSCE and Birmingham
University.

The successful candidate will have a MSc-degree in meteorology,
climatology, physics, applied statistics or a related quantitative
science. The student should have a strong interest in meteorological
processes, but also in delving into modern statistical concepts. Proven
expertise in modern applied multivariate statistics is highly desirable.
We expect the candidate to enjoy working in a team in an international
research environment and to be keen to develop their meteorological and
statistical knowledge as well as practical skills.

The post is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and is for 36 months.
The salary will be according to 75% TVöD-Bund 13 of the German tariff
for public employees. The position cannot be split.

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel seeks to increase the
proportion of female scientists and explicitly encourages qualified
female academics to apply.GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and
encourages scientists with disabilities to apply. Qualified disabled
applicants will receive preference in the application process.

Closing date is 29 August 2014. Please send your application including
a letter of motivation, CV, two references and, if available, two short
samples of scientific text in English (e.g., introduction/conclusion
from a thesis) as a single pdf to Douglas Maraun (<dmaraun@geomar.de>)
or by mail using the keyword „CELLO“ to

GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel

Personalbüro
Frau Lafrenz
Wischhofstr. 1-3
D-24148 Kiel
GERMANY

Please mention the keyword on the envelope and on the application.

Do not hesitate to contact Douglas Maraun (dmaraun@geomar.de) for
informal inquiries.

GEOMAR is one of the leading institutions in marine sciences in Europe
and employs more than 750 scientific and technical staff. Its research
spans all aspects of modern marine sciences, from sea floor geology to
marine meteorology. For more information see <www.geomar.de>.

Kiel is the capital of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein,
with a population of 240,000. Situated at the Baltic Sea the city is
known for the Kiel Week, the biggest sailing event in the world, when
2,000 ships and three million visitors come to the Kiel fjord every year
in early summer. Kiel also features cinemas, museums, theatres and an
opera, beaches and lakes are close by.


Prof. Dr. Douglas Maraun
GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel, Germany
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dmaraun@geomar.de
www.geomar.de




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