Full time funded PhD studentships in Atmospheric and Climate Physics

Overview

Qualification type: PhD

Location: Hatfield, United Kingdom

Duration: 3.5 years

Closing date: We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as the vacancies will be closed when suitable students have been selected.

Expected start: Before July 2021

Project description

We are seeking excellent PhD calibre students to undertake research to further our understanding of the key processes influencing air quality, atmospheric composition and climate on local to regional to global scales. Research facilities available to students within CACP and C3R include, advanced high-resolution air quality, meteorological and climate models and comprehensive laboratory facilities including a high power LIDAR facility. The student will work closely with members of CACP and C3R as well as our international collaborators. The student will provide intellectual input into the design and implementation of the research and analysis of data arising from the projects and hence develop their own research experience in the field. Successful candidate will have opportunities to present their work at international conferences. There are studentships available in one or more of the following research topics:

Supervisors

The names of the principle supervisors will depend on the project and are listed above. If you have an informal enquiry you can email the project supervisor. The PhD projects are collaborative in nature, and the successful students will have the opportunity to interact with research teams from both CACP and C3R.

Eligibility

These funded PhD studentships are open to UK and non-UK international candidates.

Essential criteria:

  • a suitable BSc Honours degree (2:1 or above) and/or Masters (e.g. if your BSc degree classification is 2.2) in a relevant subject e.g. physics, meteorology, atmospheric physics, climate science, mathematics, computer science or engineering
  • relevant experience depending on the project e.g. computational/numerical modelling, working with laboratory physical techniques e.g. laser and optical instrumentation
  • knowledge of programming e.g. Python, FORTRAN, C++
  • we welcome applications from excellent candidates who enjoy working within a team environment and are willing to engage in CACP and C3R activities.
  • IELTS 6.5 (or above with no less than 5.5 in any band)/TOEFL 79 (if international student).

Application process

Applicants are required to provide the following documents:

Please send completed applications to the Doctoral College at doctoralcollegeadmissions@herts.ac.uk, using the following format in the email subject line: PhD application in Atmospheric and Climate Physics.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted for remote interviews as soon as applications have been processed.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as the vacancies will be closed when suitable students have been selected.

Contact Details

ApplicationsEnquiries

Lynette Spelman

Research Student Admissions
Doctoral College
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane
Hatfield, AL10 9AB, UK

Tel: 01707 286083

doctoralcollegeadmissions@herts.ac.uk

Prof Sugata Kaviraj

Postgraduate Tutor
School of Physics, Astronomy & Mathematics
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane
Hatfield, AL10 9AB, UK

Tel: 01707 284223

s.kaviraj@herts.ac.uk

Informal Enquires

Informal enquiries can be made directly to the supervisor of the project you are interested in.

ProjectEmail
Project 1Dr Evelyn Hesse
Project 2Professor Detlef Mueller
Project 3Dr Charles Chemel
Project 4Professor Ranjeet S Sokhi