2 PhDs, last interglacial warm period in Antarctica - UK and NZ

Two fully funded PhD positions are available at the Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, in collaboration with GNS Science and the British Antarctic Survey, to explore ice-core data-constrained modelling efforts to improve our understanding of Antarctica's contribution to sea-level rise during the last interglacial warm period.


PhD Project 1 will be hosted at Victoria University and GNS Science.

PhD Project 2 is anticipated to be hosted for the first 12-18 months by the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK, and the remaining time at Victoria University of Wellington and GNS Science in Wellington, New Zealand.


The candidates will be part of the new National Modelling Hub and will have access to excellent technical support, high-performance computing, statistical modelling, climate models, and mentorship from senior researchers.

The two study topics focus on:

1. Assessing Antarctic environmental change and ocean-ice-atmosphere interactions during the last Interglacial using data-constrained Earth system models (Supervisors: Liz Keller and Nancy Bertler).

2. Reduced Antarctic ice volume and sea ice during the last interglacial: The RICE ice core and climate modelling with isotopes (Supervisors: Louise Sime and Nancy Bertler).


Applications close 30 April 2021.

All details: http://www.rice.aq/uploads/5/7/7/6/57768539/rice_phd_positions_advertisement_24mar2021.pdf

Further information

Questions can be emailed to Nancy Bertler: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.