02/03/2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

PhD student in in Atmospheric Science and Oceanography, focusing on extreme storms

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Stockholm University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    GeosciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    12/04/2021 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Sweden › Stockholm
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    956396

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The PhD project will focus on understanding the mechanisms controlling the development of extreme storms in the midlatitudes, with particular focus on the North Atlantic and Europe. The PhD student will apply a storm-tracking algorithm to observational data and climate model outputs to investigate these mechanisms in the present climate, and assess how they affect the frequency and intensity of storms in simulated warmer climates.

This work will be conducted in the broader context of the EU Initial Training Network (ITN) European weather extremes: DrIvers, Predictability and Impacts (EDIPI) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The network is coordinated by Uppsala University and brings together 15 partners across Europe. The PhD student will be part of a cohort of early-career researchers studying different aspects of climate extremes in Europe, from atmospheric dynamics to public health and agricultural impacts, and will have access to a rich programme of training activities and research exchanges. These are designed to enhance future career prospects in both academia and the private sector. The PhD student will also be affiliated to the Bolin Centre for Climate Research at Stockholm University.

As part of the project, the PhD student will be required to complete international secondments and attend international meetings and training activities, provided that current rules and guidelines permits this during the Corona pandemic.

In accordance with MSCA rules, to be considered for the current project, applicants must not have resided and not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date – unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention. The applicant at the time of recruitment must be in their first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of research career and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree. The research career is counted from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him or her to embark on a doctorate.

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Benefits

You will be employed as a full-time doctoral student at Stockholm University. Salary will follow the MSCA scales. You will receive pension benefits and access to the Swedish national health service. 

Eligibility criteria

In accordance with MSCA rules, to be considered for the current project, applicants must not have resided and not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date – unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention. The applicant at the time of recruitment must be in their first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of research career and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree. The research career is counted from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him or her to embark on a doctorate.

EU-financed MSCA ITN recruitments are subject to further special criteria, see  https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/sites/mariecurie2/files/...

Selection process

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the application and references; 3-4 candidates will be invited to an in-person interview.

The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training.

The selection process will take into account familiarity with the subject, analytical ability, creativity, initiative and independence, ability to work in a group and to communicate in spoken and written English. Familiarity with the Unix operating system and programming skills in the Python language will be a merit.

Evaluation will be based on the relevance of previous studies, grades in higher education courses (especially those at second-cycle level), quality and scope of degree projects, references, interviews, and the written statement of motivation and other material provided by the candidate.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at https://www.su.se/staff/organisation-governance/governing-documents-rule...

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Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

The specific entry requirements additionally require a minimum of 90 higher education credits in any of the fields of meteorology, oceanography, physics or chemistry; and at least 15 higher education credits in mathematics as well as a degree project of at least 15 higher education credits. At least 60 higher education credits of these courses must be on the second-cycle level. In addition, proficiency in English language, equivalent to English B in Swedish high school, is required. The specific entry requirements may also be fulfilled by a person who has otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

All requirements must be fulfilled before the start of the employment.

Specific Requirements

Familiarity with the Unix operating system and programming skills in the Python language will be a merit.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University
Sweden
Stockholm
Svante Arrhenius väg 16C

EURAXESS offer ID: 611265

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