PhD: Sea-level variability and change in the North Sea and Baltic Sea

The Institute for Coastal Research invites applications for a 3-year PhD position (m/f) starting as soon as possible and ending not later than 30th April 2016, in the project “Sea-level variability and change in the North Sea and Baltic Sea”. This project is part of the Cluster of Excellence “Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction” (CliSAP), a collaboration between the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, the University of Hamburg, the German Weather Forecast Service, and the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology. The PhD position is located at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany.

The main objectives of the present project are the analysis of the dynamics that modulates long-term sea-level variability in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea and their interconnection. Both regional seas are exposed to the immediate influence by the North Atlantic, the overlying atmosphere and the surrounding land areas, and a remote influence from the polar land masses. Estimations of future sea-level rise in both seas have thus to take into account a variety of climate factors.

Required qualifications are:

  • degree in meteorology/atmospheric physics, oceanography, physics, applied mathematics or in a related scientific field (e.g., geophysics or Earth system science)
  • ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English
  • a strong motivation towards climate research
  • strong interest in statistics and data analysis
  • experience with Linux or Unix environments
  • knowledge of Fortran, R, Matlab, Mathematica or S-Plus will be considered an advantage

Closing date for applications is February 17th, 2013.

Please see also: http://www.hzg.de/about_us/job/division/034763/index_0034763.html.de

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