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PhD Stipend in Modelling of the Arctic Ocean and Sea Ice (20-19080)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, a PhD stipend is available, in collaboration with the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI). The stipend is open for appointment from 1 December 2019 or soon hereafter. The Department of Planning conducts research and teaching on surveying, Earth Observation, development and planning in a broad sense, including, social science aspects as well as more technical aspects of geodesy, Earth Observation and development, and with a focus on environmental, international as well as administrative dimensions. <p>DMI conducts research on meteorology, oceanography, climate and remote sensing, including research on sea ice and the Arctic Ocean. The research has a focus on applications, with direct links to our operational services and governmental advisory role on e.g. oceanography and climate change.

Job description

The purpose of the PhD project is to carry out research in relation to ocean and sea-ice modelling and observation. The PhD project is focused on development of observation methods for the Arctic Ocean and the coupling between ocean and sea-ice in the NEMO-CICE model framework (https://www.nemo-ocean.eu, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CICE_(sea_ice_model)). The PhD project will be carried out in collaboration with DMI. The applicant is expected to have a master’s degree within geophysics, mathematics or equivalent and experience with Earth Observation methods or geophysical modelling will be considered an advantage. The PhD student is expected to contribute to teaching in on bachelor as well as master levels, and to spend working time on both DMI and Aalborg University in Copenhagen.

Interviews for the position will be conducted on 22 November 2019, and the starting date for the position is in December 2019.

You may obtain further information concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend from professor Lars Stenseng, phone: +45 9940 2540, e-mail: larss@plan.aau.dk and Till A.S. Rasmussen, phone +45 3915 7317, e-mail tar@dmi.dk, or general information from head of section, professor Henning Sten Hansen, phone +45 28156464, e-mail hsh@plan.aau.dk.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial

Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Bettina Wedde, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: bew@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 9909
For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.aau.dk

The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Workplace: Aalborg University, Copenhagen and DMI


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

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