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[Met-jobs] PhD Position at the University of Bern (Switzerland)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:53:38 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

PhD in Paleoclimatology, University of Bern, Switzerland:
"Climate teleconnections over the last Millennium"

A PhD position is open for an enthusiastic young researcher to work in
the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern,
Switzerland <>.

The open PhD position is part of the Swiss SNF project “Detection of
human and natural influences on the climate system: regional insights
from the past Millennium” and will be located in the Paleolimnology
research group at the Institute of Geography

The climate of the different continents is strongly influenced by
large-scale modes of climate variability, such as the El-Niño-Southern
Oscillation. Recent reconstructions of climate over the last centuries
show remarkable differences between the regions of the globe, suggesting
considerable variability in the strength of teleconnections.
This PhD will explore the climate teleconnections and their changes over
time during the last millennium based on proxy records from multiple
archives (tree-rings, corals, ice-cores, sediments, historical
documents). In conjunction with climate model simulations, the proxy
data will be assessed to provide dynamical explanations for climatic
variability between the continents over the last 1000 years.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with an MSc in climate
science, environmental sciences, geography, or similar, with a strong
background in geophysical processes and environmental statistics.
Interest in working with large data sets and using programming languages
(R, Matlab, Python, …) is essential, as well as strong language skills
in English. We are looking for a dedicated team-player, who is motivated
to contribute to the good working atmosphere and the scientific success
of our work group.

The successful candidate will participate in the Graduate School of
Climate Sciences <>. The graduate
school offers a broad range of educational and training opportunities
and a unique interdisciplinary network in the field of climate sciences
at the University of Bern.

Supervisor: Dr. Raphael Neukom
Co-Supervisor & group leader: Prof. Dr. Martin Grosjean
Salary: Swiss NSF PhD Fellowship (47,040 to 50,040 CHF, 100%).
The position is available from May 1, 2015 (negotiable) with duration of
36 months.
Review of applications starts on January 4, 2015 and continues until the
position is filled.

Informal enquiries should be made and applications should be sent to:
Raphael Neukom: <>; +41 44 635 51 88 (Tue, Wed & Fri).
Applications are only accepted electronically in ONE single pdf file
including CV, letter of motivation, MSc certificate, names and addresses
of three referees.
Applications from qualified women are warmly encouraged.

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