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[Met-jobs] PhD student positions in Satellite observations of the Earth’s atmosphere and climate

From Donal Murtagh <donal.murtagh@chalmers.se>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 2 Jan 2017 15:19:30 +0000

PhD student position in Satellite observations of the Earth’s atmosphere and climate

The Global environmental measurements and modelling group (GEMM) at the Department of Earth and Space Sciences is a main player in measuring climate relevant species in the Earth’s atmosphere. Our focus is on using microwave techniques. The Swedish Odin satellite has been central to our work but presently we have several new projects including observations of wind and Cloud ice from space. We are currently seeking 2-3 new doctoral students to participate in our projects.

The successful candidates will be able to choose from a number of projects in the area atmospheric physics and chemistry including climate change, weather forecasting and ozone depletion. Examples of such projects are: The extraction of ice cloud properties from multi-wavelength microwave observations using different assumptions about particle sizes and shapes, analysis of long-term data sets with the aim of establishing trends and separating real trends from observational artefacts, extraction of buoyancy wave properties from optical data, development of new methodologies for analysing stratospheric wind data. Comparison and development of models is an essential part of all the projects. 

Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Qualifications
A minimum 4 year degree in a scientific subject with considerable mathematical content. The applicants should have ability to initiate new research collaborations and have good communication skills in oral and written English. Finally, although not a formal requirement, we encourage successful applicants to acquire sufficient competency in the Swedish language to be able to actively participate in all aspects of departmental life. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.


For more information about the position and Chalmers and to make an application please see this link. 
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Donal Murtagh
Prof Global Environmental Measurements
Chalmers tekniska högskola
tel +46 31 772 56 51
donal.murtagh@chalmers.se



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