CEDAR email: Reminder: PhD position in Atmospheric Physics in Trondheim, Norway, closing date 15 May

Patrick Joseph Espy patrick.espy at ntnu.no
Tue Apr 24 01:30:07 MDT 2018

Reminder: PhD position in Atmospheric Physics in Trondheim, Norway, closing date 15 May

A PhD position within the field of atmospheric physics is available at the Department of Physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The appointment has a duration of 3 years with a projected start in August 2018. There is the possibility of 1 year extension with 25% teaching duties in agreement with the Department.

The PhD program will be hosted by the Atmospheric and Environmental Physics group at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, in close collaboration with NORSAR and the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) which both share a campus at Kjeller, near Oslo. You will be based at NTNU in Trondheim for half the project timespan and then with NORSAR in Kjeller for the other half. 
The research will involve the development of combined interpretation methods for atmospheric infrasound and meteor radar datasets. The purpose is to use these datasets to derive the winds and temperatures in the middle atmosphere in order to constrain high-top atmospheric models; to map the middle atmospheric dynamics; and to explore the coupling between atmospheric layers. There will be special focus on extreme events such as Sudden Stratospheric Warmings, which are known to be able to influence weather patterns. A key ambition is to contribute to improved medium-range weather forecasting. The position is funded by the Research Council of Norway, is coordinated by NORSAR, and involves both national and international institutes. Thus, there will be opportunities for to collaborate with other institutes in both the academic and research-institute environments.

The applicant must have an MSc or equivalent in the physical sciences, and a documented background in either atmospheric science, space physics, acoustics and wave propagation, or similar fields. We expect the candidates to have strong data analysis, statistical, and programming skills. Experience in atmospheric characterization and simulation, medium/long range weather forecasting / probabilistic forecasting, climate modelling, or data assimilation will be an advantage. Knowledge of atmospheric forecast, analysis and re-analysis products will count as a merit. The successful candidate should be creative, self-motivated and have good problem-solving and writing abilities. They should also enjoy interdisciplinary research and take keen interest in learning and working in teams. The position requires spoken and written fluency in the English language.

Further information can be obtained from: Professor Patrick Espy (PhD supervisor from NTNU, patrick.espy at ntnu.no), Dr. Sven Peter Näsholm (project principal investigator and PhD supervisor, NORSAR, peter at norsar.no), or Dr. Yvan Orsolini (PhD supervisor from NILU, yvan.orsolini at nilu.no).
The complete description of position, including the institutes involved and details of the qualifications required, may be found at the www.jobbnorge.no website, reference number: 149185. There is also a direct link to the position at https://tinyurl.com/NTNU-AtmPhysPhD, where the application can be submitted. Applications with a letter describing the candidate's motivation, skills and personal qualifications for the position, together with a CV and certificates from both Bachelor and Master and the contact details for at least two referees must be submitted electronically through this website.

Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. 

The NTNU reference number of the position is: NV-28/18 Application deadline: 15 May 2018

Prof Patrick J. Espy
Department of Physics
Norwegian University of 
  Science and Technology
NO-7491 Trondheim
Tel:       +47 73 55 10 95
Email:  patrick.espy at ntnu.no
Skype: patrick.j.espy

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