PhD Scholarship, past ice-volume changes - Wellington, NZ

A PhD Scholarship for the project "Machine learning for uncertainties of past ice-volume changes" is available at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Description

A fully funded PhD position is available at the Antarctic Research Centre (ARC), Victoria University of Wellington, to use Machine Learning methods for improving our understanding of uncertainties of past ice-volume and global temperature inferred from geological proxy records.

The successful candidate will be hosted by the ARC and collaborate with a large number of international scientists and graduate students from the ARC, GNS Science, and the Antarctic Science Platform.

Being part of the new and exciting National Modelling Hub, the candidate has access to excellent technical support, high-performance computing, statistical modelling, climate modelling, and to collaborations with the University's Data Science Programme.

Requirements

Applicants must have a MSc degree with an excellent grade/GPA.

Applicants must have a background in one or more of the following fields:
- Data Science/Statistical Modelling/Applied Mathematics
- Marine sediment analysis
- Paleoclimate reconstructions/Earth Sciences
- Geochemistry

Applicants will need to have basic programming skills (e.g. Python, R, Julia, R, Matlab).

Applications

Application deadline is 31 October 2020.

In order to apply for this scholarship, applicants are required to send the following documentations to Dr Mario Krapp: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Cover letter (one page)
- CV
- Two references (who will be contacted by Dr Krapp)

The successful recipient will be selected by Dr Mario Krapp (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Prof Tim Naish (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), who will also be the student's principal doctoral advisors. Additional advisors may include A/Prof Robert McKay. Mario and Tim will assist the successful candidate with the Victoria University of Wellington graduate admission process.

For the full position description, go to: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/scholarships/current/phd-scholarship-machine-learning-for-uncertainties-of-past-ice-volume-changes

Further information

Questions about the position can be emailed to Dr Mario Krapp: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.