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[Met-jobs] Ph.D. student position at IFREMER (Brest, France) - Waves, turbulence, and sea ice.

From Peter Sutherland <>
Date Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:34:28 +0200

The Laboratory for Ocean Physics and Satellite remote sensing (LOPS) is offering a Ph.D. position that will study the interactions between near-surface turbulence and surface waves in the presence of sea ice. The student will approach the problem using field measurements supported by modelling and theory. The project can be tailored to the student’s own interests, but the work will initially be guided by the following questions: How much wave energy is lost to under-ice turbulence? How does that turbulence vary spatially? Under what conditions (ice/wave/etc.) is turbulence significant in the wave energy budget? When does mixing due to wave-driven turbulence affect the composition of the upper-water column and ice melt/formation?

Host institution: Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale, IFREMER
Location: Brest, France
Duration: 3 years
*Application deadline: 17 April 2018*

Required qualifications:
- Strong undergraduate and master’s degrees in physics, math, engineering, or a related field.
- Self-directed; can solve problems independently.
- Some experience programming in Python, Matlab, or similar.
- Capable of written and verbal communication in English
- Some experience with fluid dynamics, ideally ocean surface waves and/or turbulence, is desirable but not required.

For additional details, and to apply, please visit:

For questions related to this posting, feel free to contact Peter Sutherland (

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