Multiple PhD Positions Available

24 April 2014

Multiple PhD Positions Available

1. Two PhD Positions
Hyper Spectral Imaging of Environmental Change and
Arctic Climate Variability
University of Rouen
Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

2. PhD Student Position
Arctic Physical Oceanography
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Cananda

1. Two PhD Positions
Hyper Spectral Imaging of Environmental Change and
Arctic Climate Variability
University of Rouen
Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

The University of Rouen seeks candidate for two PhD positions: one in
hyper-spectral imaging of environmental change and one Arctic climate
variability. Both are three-year positions, are open to international
applicants, and are based in Mont-Saint-Aignan, France.

The PhD in hyper-spectral imaging of environmental change will
investigate the quantity and variability of the hydro-sedimentary
response as a consequence of global change. The goal of this study is to
develop and calibrate the data from hyper-spectral imaging to define
some environmental proxies in catchments sensitive to global change.
Validation of results will be based on the coupling of data from
spectrocolorimetry, spectroscopy, and bulk organic/mineral geochemical
analyses. Studied materials encompass organic and mineral standards,
suspended sediments, and sedimentary (lacustrine and riverine) archives
from the Arctic and Mediterranean area. The ideal candidate will have
analytical skills to develop (paleo) environmental/climate proxies, be
familiar with the analysis of sedimentary archives, and have experience
working with at least one conventional approach for the study of organic
and/or mineral matters. The candidate will be working in R/Matlab.

Application deadline: Tuesday, 20 May 2014.

The PhD in Arctic climate variability will investigate amplification
of climate change in the Arctic and north Atlantic areas due to
decreased ice-albedo and snow-albedo feedback effects. The thesis
project proposes to extract available records and information related to
climate variability and anthropogenic activity from the ARCTEC2K and
ARCSS group data set. The goal is to reconstruct the spatial pattern of
different modes of variability in order to investigate and extract the
forcing factors of climate variations. The ideal candidate will have
experience in the study of climate archives. Experience working in
R/Matlab languages, English language skills, and fieldwork experience
are strongly desired. The starting date for this position is 1 September

Application deadline: Sunday, 25 May 2014.

Applications for both positions including curriculum vitae, manuscripts
and results of Masters degree work (first and second year, ranking and
number of students in program), and letter of motivation; should be sent
to Maxime Debret (

For further information on these positions, go to:

- For details about the hyper-spectral imaging of environmental change
PhD position, click on "3-yr PhD hyperspectral imaging & environmental
change, Rouen."

- For details about the Arctic climate variability PhD position, click
on "3-yr PhD in Arctic climate variability, Rouen."

For questions, contact:
Maxime Debret
Phone: +33-2-3514-6041

2. PhD Student Position
Arctic Physical Oceanography
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Cananda

The Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) at the University of
Manitoba seeks applicants for a PhD student in Arctic physical
oceanography in ice-covered seas. The position is based in Winnipeg,

The successful candidate will be a part of the newly funded project,
entitled "Vertical mixing below the land fast ice on the Arctic shelves:
efficiency and driving mechanisms," supported by the Natural Sciences
and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Canada Research Chair
in Arctic System Science. The project will involve field, laboratory,
and model research to examine how the land-fast ice is growing under
different oceanographic and atmospheric forcing. Fieldwork will be
focused in Arctic Canada and Greenland. In addition, the student will
have opportunities for collaboration with scientists at CEOS, in the
Arctic Research Centre at Aarhus University in Denmark, and in the
Greenland Climate Research Centre as part of the new Arctic Science
Partnership. An advisory committee for the student will include Igor
Dmitrenko and David Barber

The successful candidate will have a Masters degree in oceanography or
related field. Experience in remote camps and/or oceanographic research
vessels and a knowledge base of physical oceanography and general
oceanographic techniques will be assets for the position. Applicants
from non-English speaking countries will be required to produce a
certificate of proficiency in English.

Application deadline: 30 June 2014.

For further information, contact;
Igor Dmitrenko

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