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[Met-jobs] Up to Four EPSRC PhD Studentships in Mathematics of Planet Earth - University of Reading - Early Applications are encouraged; Final Deadline 28/6/2019

From Valerio Lucarini <>
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Date Thu, 16 May 2019 20:19:53 +0000

Applications are sought for fully funded 3-year PhD studentships starting in 
October 2019 in the Centre for the Mathematics of Planet Earth:

Students will also be involved with the Centre for Doctoral Training in the 
Mathematics of Planet Earth:

Project Overview: 
Students will have the opportunity to choose from available projects, or to 
develop a research project in consultation with a prospective supervisor, in 
the following topics of mathematics with applications to Weather, Ocean and 
Climate Dynamics:
-Data Assimilation
-Dynamical Systems
-Extreme Value Theory
-Fluid Mechanics and Turbulence
-Large Deviation Theory
-Machine Learning
-Numerical Methods
-Partial Differential Equations
-Statistical Mechanics
-Stochastic Processes

The minimum requirement is a first or upper second class honours degree or 
equivalent in mathematics or a related subject with a substantial relevant 
mathematical content. Preference will be given to students who also have a 
masters degree and/or postgraduate experience related to MPE. We seek to 
recruit students who are eager to learn and demonstrate enthusiasm to conduct 
research in an environment of mutual support and aspiration of scientific 
Due to restrictions on funding these EPSRC studentships are only open to 
individuals who meet UKRI eligibility conditions (see: especially 
Annex 1 for further guidance).

Funding Details:
Starts 01/10/2019
Funding covers 3 years full tuition fees, UKRI stipend and training grant
Up to four EPSRC studentships are available

How to apply:
To apply please submit an application for a PhD in Mathematics at:

*Important notes*
Please quote the reference ‘GS19-054’ in the ‘Scholarships applied for’ box, 
which appears within the Funding Section of your on-line application.
Please submit a personal statement with your application, detailing your 
motivation for conducting research in the area of Weather, Oceans and Climate 
as well as your previous experience, including potential research projects or 
other information you deem relevant. Please submit this personal statement when 
you are prompted to ”upload a research proposal’’. 

Application Deadline: 
Applications will be accepted until all the studentships are filled. Applicants 
are encouraged to apply as soon as possible indicating available dates for an 

Further Enquiries:

For further details, please contact Professor Valerio Lucarini at:

Please note that, where a candidate is successful in being awarded funding, 
this will be confirmed via a formal studentship award letter; this will be 
provided separately from any Offer of Admission and will be subject to standard 
checks for eligibility and other criteria.

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