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.
The 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).
- 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.
- 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.