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Doctoral Studentship in Environmental Science, Sweden

This student will be a part of two cooperating research groups. The position is connected to the Atmospheric Aerosol Group, i.e. the activities dealing with airborne particles, in the Division of Nuclear Physics at the Department of Physics. Our research activities on airborne particles deal with effects of atmospheric aerosols in the important environmental issues climate and health. The project will be in close cooperation with the Division of physical geography and ecosystems analysis, which is part of the Department of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, where biogenic emissions of organic compounds and the analysis of these are studied.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

Employment as a Doctoral student can only be granted if you have been accepted to the postgraduate student program. Acceptance to the postgraduate student program is based on the estimated ability to perform well in your postgraduate studies. This is also one of the basic criteria for employment. Furthermore you need a valid university degree within a relevant study program. Basic eligibility to education at PhD level requires a university exam at advanced level, with fulfilled course requirements of at least 240 university credits (högskolepoäng), of which at least 60 should be at advanced level. Highest priority is given applicants with a MSc degree in environmental science, physics, meteorology, engineering physics, chemistry, biology, physical geography, or similar.

In the evaluation we will especially look at knowledge and experience in the fields related to the project, the applicant?s ability to work independently, take responsibility and address scientific questions. It is also important that the applicant can communicate well in written and spoken English.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 2011-03-30

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Two Postdoctoral Scientists Position in Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg: Earth Sciences and Climate Research

The successful applicants would work in either the Department The Atmosphere in the Earth System, or The Land in the Earth System to carry out fundamental research in the context of the CMIP5 project and the 5th assessment report of the IPCC. The successful candidate will analyze the newly produced CMIP5 simulations with an emphasis on contributions from the MPI-Earth System Model.

For this position we expect a PhD in applied mathematics, physics, meteorology, physical climatology, or oceanography, as well as the following skills:
* Experience in the evaluation and analysis of simulated and observed data under global climate change conditions
* Strong oral and written communication skills in English
* Ability to work well with others in a diverse work environment

Scholarship application Deadline: 28 Febraury 2011

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PhD Scholarship in Flow of Air Over Complex Forested Terrain, Denmark

The Wind Energy Division has an open PhD position concerning the flow of air over complex forested terrain. The PhD student will work within the research center for computational wind turbine aerodynamics and atmospheric turbulence, which is funded by the Danish Strategic Research Council running from 2010 to 2015. Qualifications Candidates should have a master’s degree in physics, meteorology, engineering or mathematics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree. Experience with fluid dynamics or boundary layer meteorology, as well as good communication skills are considered advantageous for obtaining the position.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Scholarship Application Deadline
:15 February 2011

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