PhD student, oceanography/climate modelling - Sydney, Australia

A PhD student in oceanography/climate modelling is sought for the project "Interplay between the Antarctic ice-sheet, the oceanic circulation and climate" at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Logistics

The project is based at the Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia, under the supervision Dr Laurie Menviel.

Description

The size of the Antarctic ice sheet (AIS) has varied significantly: from covering the Weddell and Ross seas, today's principal regions of bottom-water formation during the Last Glacial Maximum, to losing most of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet thus leading to a ~6 m sea-level rise during the Last Interglacial period.

However, the processes leading to ice-sheet loss and the impact of AIS size on oceanic circulation and climate are poorly constrained. In the context of increased atmospheric CO2 content and retreating ice-sheets, it is thus crucial to understand the interplay between the Antarctic ice sheet and climate. This project will quantify the impact of a varying AIS on oceanic circulation and climate using state-of-the-art climate models.

Requirements

The project lead seeks expressions of interest from outstanding graduates with a strong academic record (e.g. Honours Class I or Masters by Research or equivalent).

Graduates with a strong background in mathematics, physics, oceanography, climate science, engineering or similar quantitative sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

Programming experience with (or willingness to learn) R, Python or similar language is essential.

Applications

Send a CV, copies of academic transcripts, details of at least two referees, and a statement of research interests by 18 August 2020 to Laurie Menviel: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information

Questions can be emailed to Laurie Menviel: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.