Tuesday, 2 July 2013

12 PhD positions for interdisciplinary climate change program, International Research Training Group ArcTrain.

The International Research Training Group ArcTrain seeks candidates for
12 PhD positions in an interdisciplinary climate change program conducted in collaboration between the University of Bremen, the Alfred Wegener Institute, and a consortium of eight Canadian universities led by the University of Quebec at Montreal. All positions are for a fixed term of three years. The earliest starting date is 1 September 2013.

Successful candidates will work on various processes and impacts of climate change in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Canadian Arctic focusing on the scientific objective of advancing understanding of variability and feedbacks in arctic oceanic and cryospheric processes across time scale using an interdisciplinary framework of marine geosciences, oceanography, environmental physics, and climatology.

The program includes research residences at partner institutions in Canada, field and ship-based courses, annual meetings, and structured training workshops.

PhD positions are offered in the fields of:

- Climatological time series of arctic multiyear ice;
- Sea ice modeling and data assimilation;
- Variability of arctic sea ice, meltwater discharge and primary
production;
- North Atlantic variability in climate models;
- Exchange between western and eastern subpolar North Atlantic;
- Internal wave - flow interaction in the western boundary current;
- Large-scale analysis of oceanic horizontal mixing hot spots;
- Svalbard glaciers and oceanic heat advection through the Holocene;
- Environmental processes in the Baffin Bay since the last ice age;
- Habitat modeling of planktonic foraminifera;
- Sensitivity of open-ocean convection to ice-sheet melting; and
- Tracing meltwater plumes using radiogenic isotopes.

Detailed project descriptions are available via hyperlinks on the ArcTrain website: https://www.marum.de/en/Page13599.html.

Application deadline: Sunday, 7 July 2013.

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