A PhD position, reserved for NON-ITALIAN student only, is available at the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.
The candidate is expected to explore the link between climate change in the Mediterranean region and global atmospheric dynamics. The candidate will investigate in CMIP6 climate projections the influence of the poleward shift of the Hadley circulation edges, northward migration of the mid-latitude storm track and the attenuation of the polar vortex on Mediterranean climate, focusing on future Mediterranean droughts. Her/His research aims to identify mechanisms, common among models, leading to strong/weak regional impacts and to assess the relative role of large scale and regional processes.
During the PhD, the candidate has the chance to spend one year abroad, visiting another European institution, outside Italy.
The PhD student will work under the supervision of prof. Piero Lionellohttps://scholar.google.it/citations?user=ElDFc9IAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
Deadline for application: - July 4th 2019 at 13.00 CET
The net salary is 1140euro/month, which allows to cover accommodation and living expenses in Lecce. For the period abroad a net 50% increase of the salary will be applied. The duration of the PhD is 3 years.
Full professor of Atmospheric Physics and Oceanography
DiSTeBA - Univ of Salento
Chair of the MedCLIVAR network
Director of the Master in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
Director of the Museum of the Environment of the University of Salento