British Antarctic Survey (BAS)

British Antarctic Survey seeks PhD Student

Fri, Feb 19, 2010
Cambride, United Kingdom

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) seeks a PhD student to work on an exciting new collaboration between the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Oxford. The fully funded studentship is based at BAS headquarters in Cambridge and should result in the award of a D.Phil. from Oxford.
The successful candidate will study the circulation in Petermann Fjord and its impact on melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet and freshwater discharge into Nares Strait. This will involve the application of a high-resolution coupled model, developed by BAS, to the fjord's ocean, sea ice, and 85-km long floating glacier tongue. Oceanographic data for model validation and boundary conditions, as well as for developing hypotheses, will be provided by project partners in Oxford and Canada.

Applicants should have a degree in mathematics, physics, or another numerate subject and have a strong interest in using their skills to model the climate system. The studentship is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and is expected to start 1 October 2010. To be eligible for the full award candidates must hold a British Passport or have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the email addresses of two referees and be sent to Adrian Jenkins at

Application Deadline: Friday, 12 March 2010

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Adrian Jenkins