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<font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="color:">PhD
position in New Zealand</span><br>
Cloud properties and occurrence over the Southern Ocean are
subject to substantial biases in the current generation of
climate models. The Cloud and Aerosols project in the New
Zealand Deep South National Science Challenge programme aims to
make dedicated in situ measurements and use existing data to
improve the representation of clouds and cloud-aerosol coupling
in the New Zealand Earth System Model. A fully-funded PhD
position entitled ‘In-situ and remote sensing measurements of
Southern Ocean Cloud and Aerosol Properties’ is currently
available. This studentship will be jointly supported by Dr.
Mike Harvey (NIWA, Wellington) and Dr. Adrian McDonald
(University of Canterbury, Christchurch).<br>
The student selected will initially be based in Wellington at
the NIWA Greta point facility and be involved in the development
and testing of hardware that will allow the vertical structure
and aerosol content of the lowest kilometre of the atmosphere to
be measured. Later work may require the student to move to
Christchurch dependent on progress and the needs of the
observational programme. This project offers significant
opportunities for travel linked to fieldwork with plans for
testing in New Zealand and a number of ship deployments in the
Southern Ocean. An interest in instrumentation and an
understanding of remote sensing techniques would be very
We are seeking highly qualified and motivated scientists.
Candidates are expected to have a BSc Honours or Masters degree
in Physics or an equivalent, when they start their Ph.D.
project. Some experience with atmospheric physics and aerosol
sampling will be an advantage. The willingness to cooperate in
a geographically distributed team is also required. We also
expect that you are able to communicate your results in oral and
written form in very good English. Applicants should submit an
academic transcript, a CV and the name of two academic referees
before the deadline.<br>
Deadline to apply: Wednesday 14 March 2016 at 17:00 (NZST)<br>
Applications and enquiries to <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E"
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