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[Met-jobs] Ph.D. Position at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:28:06 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

PhD position: starts in September 2015.

Project: PhD position in Arctic oceanography and air-ice-sea interactions

Funding: NOAA

The physical processes controlling the delivery, storage and release of
heat within the Arctic Ocean to its overlying ice cover are likely to
increase in importance, and must be studied if we are to reduce
uncertainties in projections of the Arctic’s role in weather and likely
trajectories of future climate. This project will examine the role of
various oceanic processes in shaping variability in the Eurasian Basin
of the Arctic Ocean and delivering heat from the ocean interior to the
upper ocean and sea ice. In addition to the opportunities for learning
and professional training that are provided by a traditional onshore
educational system, the student will have a unique chance to experience
Arctic exploration aboard an icebreaker to acquire invaluable skills in
oceanographic field work under harsh arctic conditions, and to gain a
better understanding of modern methods of high-latitude observations and
analysis, and to personally participate in the study of the
fast-changing Arctic environment. Thus, a combination of field
monitoring and physical measurements, experiments and physical models
will be used to isolate processes, quantify interactions and
environmental changes. To learn more about this project visit

The ideal candidate is a curious and driven person with strong
communication and interpersonal skills. You should be motivated to work
in a multi-disciplinary environment, with both field people and
modelers. You should have a Masters level degree in a relevant area,
e.g., Oceanography, Atmospheric and/or Earth Sciences, Mathematics, or
Physics. Programming skills are an important asset. You will need strong
written and spoken English communication and should have experience in
scientific writing.

Contact Igor Polyakov (<>) to discuss this opportunity.
The next step will be to apply to the PhD program of the Department of
Atmospheric Sciences in the College of Natural Science and Mathematics
of the University of Alaska Fairbanks
(<>). Application
details are listed here:
<>. Please
make a reference to this project in your application. We intend to fill
this position with a start date of August 1st, 2015 so the student can
take part in the summer NABOS cruise.

Selection process: Reviews of applications will commence on May 1st,
2015. You will be notified you whether we will interview by Skype.
Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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