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[Met-jobs] 14 PhD Positions - Marie Curie Training Network COMPLETE

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Date Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:16:59 +0200

Applications are invited for 14 PhD positions (“Early Stage Researchers”) to be funded by the Marie-Skłodowska- Curie Innovative Training Network “COMPLETE – Cloud-MicroPhysics-Turbulence-Telemetry: An inter-multidisciplinary training network for enhancing the understanding and modeling of atmospheric clouds within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. COMPLETE is a consortium of high profile universities, research institutions and companies located in ltaly, France, Germany, Israel, Poland and UK. (

Research Fields:
Turbulence, Atmospheric physics and dynamics, Environmental monitoring, Scientific computing and data processing

Politecnico di Torino, Imperial College London, Max Planck Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisa­tion, Universytet Warszawski, Tel Aviv University, Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique - CNRS, Envisens Srl, Pentalum Ltd, Sitael SpA.

Partner organizations:
Max Planck Institut für Meteorologie, Istituto per le Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima/CNR, Bayerische Forschungsallianz, Umweltforschungsstation Schneefernerhaus, MTF z.o.o., I3P, Ramot, Regione Piemonte

Benefits and salary:

The successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for Early Stage Researchers. The salary includes a living al­lowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (if already married). The guaranteed PhD funding is for 36 months. In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes internships and secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences.

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants need to fully satisfy three eligibility criteria: -- Early-stage researchers (ESR) are those who are, at the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years (full- time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged. -- Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of selection by the host organization, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account. -- English language: Network fellows (ESRs) must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficient for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.

Recruitment procedure:

The description of the available positions and of how to apply is in the this pdf file: All candidates are invited to get in touch with the host institution contact persons (including, for information, the coordinator Prof. Daniela Tordella at

Applications must include:
- CV,
- statement of research interests,
- list of three people who agreed to write a reference letter, - original transcripts of the Batchelor and Master University Degrees
- copy of valid identity documents.

Applications are open until all positions are filled.

Project Abstract:

Clouds are the largest source of uncertainty in weather prediction, climate science, and remain a weak link in modeling atmospheric circulation. This is rooted in the fact that clouds depend on the physical and chemical processes over a huge range of scales, from the collisions of micron-sized droplets and particles to the airflow dynamics on the scales of thousands of meters. Since ambiguities related to representation of clouds in cli­mate models prevail, explorative observations are still needed. The challenge is on the one hand to establish con­nections across this range of scales, from aerosol and particle microphysics to macro-scale turbulent dynamics in clouds, and on the other to combine knowledge and training across vastly different scientific and engineering disci­plines. The aim of COMPLETE is to develop an inter/multidisciplinary training network that will prepare high-po­tential early stage researchers (ESRs) with both scientific and industrially-oriented skills that will advance our un­derstanding in these multi-scale complex natural phenomena. COMPLETE will vastly improve Europe’s position as a global leader in technology, science and innovation to address climate change challenges. The training pro­gramme will combine the scientific investigation of specific aspects of cloud physics and related turbulent dynamics with training in key professional skills. This comprises an exceptional experimental programme that includes field experiments, laboratory and numerical simulations, the design and development of advanced fast temperature probes, velocity MEMS and innovative atmospheric mini radio-sondes; all aimed at the production of new, La­grangian based, cloud fluctuation datasets, required to reduce the fragmentation of results and knowledge in this field.

The 14 available positions:

ESR 1: Transport across warm turbulent cloud interfaces (POLITO). ESR 2: Floating cloud radiosonde data analysis from infield and laboratory experiments (POLITO). ESR 3: Interfacial dynamics of aerosols and droplets. (ICL) ESR 4: The effect of buoyancy on the dynamics of aerosols and particles. (ICL)
ESR 5: Drop dynamics in turbulent flows. (MPG)
ESR 6: Development of a droplet generator, drop collision measurement.(MPG) ESR 7: Lagrangian properties of aerosol parcels at the turbulent/non-turbulent interfaces with density jumps. (TAU) ESR 8: Development of the multi-MEMS-sensor-probe for the three dimensional turbulent velocity and vorticity measurements at sub Kolmogorov scales in atmospheric turbulent flows and clouds. (TAU) ESR 9: Small-scale turbulence and spatial distribution of droplets in clouds. (UW) ESR 10: Sub-grid scale modelling of particle transport in Large Eddy Simulations of fluid flows. (UW) ESR 11: Lagrangian estimates of entrainment rates in clouds. (LMD)
ESR 12: Disposable radio-probes. (ENV)
ESR 13: Research and investigation of the performance limits of a direct detection Lidar system developed at Pentalum, in highly turbulent atmosphere and in real and artificial turbulent environment. (PTL) ESR 14: Microelectronic systems for innovative sensors control. Innovative sensors for the measurement of concentration of the chemical species.(STL)

General contacts for COMPLETE:

Prof. Daniela Tordella – General Coordinator MSCA-ITN-ETN COMPLETE Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering | Politecnico di Torino 10129 Torino Italy
Tel (+39) 011 090 6812|,

Dr. Michele Iovieno – Project Manager MSCA-ITN-ETN COMPLETE Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering | Politecnico di Torino 10129 Torino Italy
Tel (+39) 011 090 6853,|

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