12 PhD positions in the fields Processes and impacts of climate change in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Canadian Arctic

University BremenFunded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the International Research Training Group ArcTrain will be conducted in collaboration between the University of Bremen, the Alfred Wegener Institute and a consortium of eight Canadian universities led by the Université du Québec à Montréal. Focussing on the scientific objective of advancing the understanding of variability and feedbacks in Arctic oceanic and cryospheric processes across time scales, ArcTrain will educate youth, highly motivated scientists in an interdisciplinary framework of marine geosciences, oceanography, environmental physics and climatology. Further details are available at http://www.marum.de/en/Page13544.html.

ArcTrain will offer a multifaceted qualification program, including research residences at partner institutions in Canada, field and ship-based courses, annual meetings and structured training workshops. The aim is to enhance the career prospects and employability of the graduates in a challenging international job market across academic and applied sectors.

HB-1 Satellite remote sensing of Arctic multiyear sea ice (A149/13)
HB-2 Sea ice modeling and data assimilation
HB-3 Variability of Arctic sea ice, meltwater discharge and primary production
HB-4 North Atlantic variability in climate models (A150/13)
HB-5 Exchange between western and eastern subpolar North Atlantic (A151/13)
HB-6 Internal wave-flow interaction in the western boundary current (A152/13)
HB-7 Large-scale analysis of oceanic horizontal mixing hot spots (A153/13)
HB-8 Svalbard glaciers and oceanic heat advection through the Holocene (A154/13)
HB-9 Environmental processes in the Baffin Bay since the last ice age (A155/13)
HB-10 Habitat modeling of planktonic foraminifera (A156/13)
HB-11 Sensitivity of open-ocean convection to ice-sheet melting (A157/13)
HB-12 Tracing meltwater plumes using radiogenic isotopes (A158/13)

Detailed project descriptions are available at http://www.marum.de/en/Page13544.html. It is recommended to contact Prof. Michal Kucera or the responsible investigators of the individual projects for further information. All positions are for a fixed term of 3 years. The earliest starting date for each position is 1st September 2013. Salary corresponds to a 2/3 position according to TV-L E 13.

Applications should be submitted electronically to ArcTrain speaker, Prof. Michal Kucera (mkucera@marum.de), stating the project(s) to which the application is directed, and formatted as a single PDF document (max. 2 MB). Further information regarding the application documents are specified at http://www.marum.de/en/Page13544.html. The call is open until the positions are filled. The review of applications will commence on 27th June 2013.

The University of Bremen and the Alfred Wegener Institute are particularly aiming to increase the number of female researchers. Applications from female candidates, international applications and applications from academics with a migration background are explicitly welcome. Disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.

Further enquiries can be addressed to

Prof. Dr. Michal Kucera
MARUM, Universität Bremen
Leobener Straße
28359 Bremen
mkucera@marum.de