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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:13.5pt">3 PhD Opportunities: Environmental Data Science, Lancaster University, UK</span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b>October 2018 start</b><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Lancaster University is advertising three fully-funded PhD positions in the Centre of Excellence in Environmental Data Science, a joint venture between <a href="http://lancaster.ac.uk/dsi"><span style="color:#0433FF">Lancaster University</span></a> and
 the NERC <a href="https://www.ceh.ac.uk/"><span style="color:#0433FF">Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)</span></a>.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Very brief description of the projects below, along with the deadlines. Please <b>see <a href="https://bit.ly/2DL7fVr"><span style="color:#0433FF">here</span></a> for full information, contacts and an application form</b>.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b>PROJECTS</b><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b>1: Spatio-temporal modelling of extreme temperature events on the Greenland ice sheet</b><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Predict the size and likelihood-of-occurrence of high temperature events which are even more extreme than those already observed in the data set, using methodology from several branches of statistics, but primarily from extreme value analysis.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b>2: Projecting future global-to-local air quality and climate with data science approaches</b><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Develop new methods that provide future projections of air quality at impact- and policy-relevant spatial scales, using models, observations and a range of novel statistical techniques. <o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b>3: Integrating agent-based land use models and macro models for improved environmental decision-making</b><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Develop agent-based simulation technologies for predicting land-use, using new machine learning techniques and real world data to automatically tune the models of land-users, and to continually refine/improve simulations as new land-use
 data arrives. <o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white;vertical-align:baseline"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif;color:#1D1D1D;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">DETAILS</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif;color:#1D1D1D"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white;vertical-align:baseline"><strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif;color:#1D1D1D;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Funding: </span></strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif;color:#1D1D1D">Full
 studentships for 3.5 years (fees plus maintenance grant of 14,553pa tax free) for those who count as Home or EU students for the purposes of fees. <i>Unfortunately non-UK/EU applicants would need to provide funding to cover the difference between home and
 oversees fee rates</i>.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white;vertical-align:baseline"><strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif;color:#1D1D1D;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Academic Requirements: </span></strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif;color:#1D1D1D">First-class
 or 2.1 (Hons) degree, or Masters degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white;vertical-align:baseline"><strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif;color:#1D1D1D;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Deadline for applications: </span></strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif;color:#FF2600">1:00pm
 Friday 16 February 2018</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white;vertical-align:baseline"><strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif;color:#1D1D1D;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Provisional Interview Date: </span></strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif;color:#1D1D1D">Friday
 2 March 2018<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white;vertical-align:baseline"><strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif;color:#1D1D1D;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Start Date: </span></strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif;color:#1D1D1D">October
 2018<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white;vertical-align:baseline"><strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif;color:#1D1D1D;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Application process: </span></strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif;color:#1D1D1D">Please
 send an </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif"><a href="http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/media/lancaster-university/content-assets/documents/lec/pg/LEC_Funded_PhD_Application-Form.docx"><span style="color:#0433FF">application form</span></a><span style="color:#1D1D1D">,
 CV and undergraduate transcript, along with two references by email to David Leslie (</span><a href="mailto:d.leslie@lancaster.ac.uk"><span style="color:#0433FF">d.leslie@lancaster.ac.uk</span></a><span style="color:#1D1D1D">), who is overall director of the
 project. </span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif;color:#1D1D1D">Please pass the </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"inherit",serif"><a href="http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/media/lancaster-university/content-assets/documents/lec/pg/LEC_Funded_PhD_Reference_Form.docx"><span style="color:#0433FF">reference
 form</span></a><span style="color:#1D1D1D"> to your two referees in plenty of time and ask them to send their completed reference direct to David Leslie. Due to the limited time between the closing date and the interview date, it is essential that you ensure
 references are submitted by the closing date.</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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