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PhD project, Impact of changes in Southern Ocean sea-ice on the carbon cycle - Sydney, Australia

PhD project, Impact of changes in Southern Ocean sea-ice on the carbon cycle - Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia
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PhD project at the Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney under the supervision of Laurie Menviel.
This PhD project is affiliated with the ARC Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science (ACEAS, https://antarctic.org.au/phd-projects/).
Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship which, if successful, provides:
• a living allowance stipend of $28,854 per annum (2022 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
• a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to 3.5 years
• A PhD scholarship-top-up of $5,000 per annum for 3.5 years.
Description
It is hypothesised that the Southern Ocean played a central role in past climate and carbon cycle changes. In addition, the Southern Ocean is one of today’s largest oceanic sink of anthropogenic carbon. The PhD student will perform numerical experiments with Earth system models to better understand how Southern Ocean climate and carbon cycle respond to different forcings, and how this can feedback on other parts of the climate system. More specifically the student will study how changes in Southern Ocean sea-ice impact the marine carbon cycle.
Tasks
- Perform numerical experiments with an Earth system model and/or ocean/carbon cycle model
- Code in fortran to set up experiments
- Analyse model outputs
- Write manuscripts and thesis
Requirements
- Honours / Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant area (e.g., climate sciences, physical or biogeochemical oceanography, coupled physical-biogeochemical ocean modelling)
- Evidence of emerging independent research work, for example, a thesis with an associated peer-reviewed publication or draft manuscript.
- Demonstrated programming skills in a Unix/Linux environment (e.g., use of shell scripts, Fortran, Python, R or Matlab programming)
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Meet the UNSW English requirements

Applications
Send (i) a CV, (ii) a motivation letter describing your research interests and experience, (iii) contact details of two references, (iv) transcripts and diplomas of your bachelor and master degrees (if available) to Laurie Menviel: l.menviel@unsw.edu.au by July 18th 2022.

Application deadline
Further information
Laurie Menviel
Contact email
l.menviel@unsw.edu.au