The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Physical Oceanography commencing 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment
The position will be embedded in TeamOcean, a leading center of ocean and climate research in Scandinavia, and the Niels Bohr Institute, a world renowned center for experimental, theoretical and computational physics.
The PhD student will contribute to the EU H2020 NextGEMS and JPI Climate EUREC4A-OA projects. NextGEMS is an ambitious project to develop and apply a new generation of Storm-Resolving Earth System Models (SR-ESMs) to study climate variability and change. The SR-ESMS will have 3 km horizontal resolutions in ocean and atmosphere, and so will resolve meso- and sub-mesoscale ocean-atmosphere interactions. EUREC4A-OA is an exciting project that aims to improve the representation of small-scale nonlinear ocean-atmosphere interactions in climate models by innovative joint observing and modelling approaches. The student will assess the representation of air-sea interaction in SR-ESMs through detailed analysis of high-resolution observations and model simulations. The aim is to understand the importance of such fine-scale air-sea interactions in the tropics for simulating and predicting climate. The postdoc will interact with model developers at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Alfred Wegener Institute and ECMWF.
Professor Markus Jochum,Niels Bohr Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0045-24851562
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
- To manage and carry through your research project
- Attend PhD courses
- Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
- Teach and disseminate your research
- To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
- Work for the department
At the beginning of the project the applicants should hold an MSc degree in Physical Oceanography with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 330,817 (approx. €44,108) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.