|From||Laura Revell <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:02:52 +0000|
Microplastics are ubiquitous contaminants in aquatic and terrestrial environments, and have recently been discovered in the atmosphere in several megacities and remote locations throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Sources of microplastics
include paint particles, microbeads, clothing fibers and dust from synthetic rubber tyres. Due to their size and density they can be transported by the wind and persist in the atmosphere for extended periods. Whether airborne microplastics interact with solar
radiation, and potentially play a role in climate change, is currently unknown.
-Implementing microplastics as a source of atmospheric aerosol in the New Zealand Earth System Model, which is based on the UK United Model.
-Performing simulations to diagnose the potential radiative forcing associated with atmospheric microplastics.
The successful candidate will hold a Masters degree in physics, chemistry, mathematics or a related discipline e.g. environmental science. Strong written and verbal communication skills in English are essential, and prior programming experience is highly desirable. Previous experience e.g. using Python and/or Fortran will be advantageous.
This studentship is fully funded for three years (including fees) and will offer opportunities for domestic and international travel. The successful candidate will be based in the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, who offer a friendly and supportive environment and are housed in a brand-new purpose-built research facility.
To apply, please submit the following:
- Cover letter
- CV describing previous research experience.
- Academic transcript.
- Evidence of proficiency in English, if applicable.
- Contact details of two academic referees.
Value: $21 000 per annum, plus tuition fees covered
Tenure: 3 years
· Entry requirements to a PhD at the University of Canterbury: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/qualifications-and-courses/phds-and-doctoral-degrees/doctor-of-philosophy/
English language requirements for study at the University of Canterbury: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/enrol/international/english/
· For more information see https://laurarevell.org/opportunities/
Applications and enquiries to: email@example.com.
Deadline for applications: 30/04/2020, 5pm (NZ time)
Dr Laura Revell
Lecturer, environmental physics
School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
+64 3 369 0169
New office: Beatrice Tinsley 321
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