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Within the APPLICATE project, the Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research in Earth and Life Institute at the Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium is seeking for a PhD student for a period of 42 months.

sea iceThe successful candidate will contribute to improving the Louvain-la-Neuve sea ice model, which is the part of the Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean platform, by incorporating subgrid-scale snow thickness and ice floe size distributions together with a comprehensive representation of lateral ice melting and form drag. He or she will also assess the impact of these changes on the ability of the EC-Earth general circulation model , which includes NEMO-LIM, in order to predict the Arctic weather and climate on short timescales (one month to one year).

Required qualifications:

  • Completed MSc or equivalent (5 years) in glaciology, physical oceanography, climatology, physics, applied mathematics or related fields;
  • Experience using complex numerical models and good computational programming, post-processing and data management skills;
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills (in English) necessary to work in a multidisciplinary team environment, to author technical and scientific reports and publications, and deliver scientific presentations.

The PhD grant will last for 42 months, starting as soon as possible, with a net monthly salary of about 1850 EUR.  This includes social insurance costs.

Applicants should send to Prof. Thierry Fichefet This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the follwoing as soon as possible:

  • A statement of research experience, qualification and interest
  • A complete CV, including a list of publications
  • Two letters of recommendation

The call will be open until the position has been filled.