Dr Irina Marinov from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA), is seeking a motivated doctoral student to join her Ocean Modeling group. Scientific research directions of the group are very broad and include many topics related to ocean and climate dynamics, from physics to biogeochemistry and ecology. Both US and international students can be accepted with standard fellowships and standard University benefits.
Applications are due on 15 January 2019.
Scientific research directions:
- The role of Southern Ocean dynamics in the global climate (physics and carbon cycle)
- The response of ocean carbon, nutrients, ecology to natural variability and climate change, including feedbacks.
- Ocean ecology and biodiversity from space and links with ocean physics - Including evolutionary concepts into ecological models developed for the ocean.
- Linking the large scale hydrological cycle with the oceans.
Applicants must be self-motivated and hard working, with good written and verbal communication skills and analytical background. Strong background in some combination of physics, mathematics, oceanography, atmospheric science, chemistry or theoretical ecology is needed. Programming experience in current languages (e.g. Python, Matlab, etc.) is needed, as all research directions combine theory and computations.