2013 PhD Position in Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Commercial Airliners in Germany

If you have questions about this aid arises, please visit the official source and ask your questions directly to the center.

IGAS announces PhD Projects in Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Commercial Airliners: exploiting a new data stream. Two PhD positions funded by IGAS, an EU project coordinated by the MPI for Biogeochemistry which will be starting January 1, 2013. Applicants from well-motivated and highly-qualified students from all countries are eligible to apply for the scholarship. A prerequisite for joining the school is a diploma or master of science degree in geophysical sciences, environmental sciences, biological sciences, physics, chemistry, computer sciences or related fields, including a corresponding thesis..  There are two PhD positions funded by IGAS, an EU project coordinated by the MPI for Biogeochemistry which will be starting January 1, 2013. The IGAS project is closely tied to the existing project, IAGOS (In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System), which uses commercial passenger aircraft to perform regular atmospheric observations. In 2013 the first of the greenhouse gas instrumentation packages (already designed by our institute) will be installed in an airliner and will begin making high accuracy mixing ratio measurements of carbon dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide, and water vapour in situ with a high temporal resolution (every four seconds)..  Scholarship is open for pursuing PhD position.
The research areas of this scholarship are:  Scholarships is provided in the field of Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Commercial Airliners: exploiting a new data stream.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Applications for the program are open to well
· motivated and highly
· qualified students from all countries. A prerequisite for joining the school is a diploma or master of science degree in geophysical sciences, environmental sciences, biological sciences, physics, chemistry, computer sciences or related fields, including a corresponding thesis. Proficiency in English is required since English is the official language of the program. Both of the positions require a candidate with a degree in the physical sciences, such as Physics/Meteorology/Computer Science. Experience with atmospheric measurements and/or modelling would be ideal, some familiarity with computer programming is essential. The ability to work in a team is key, as it is hoped that the two students would be able to work well with each other (to become experts on the IAGOS greenhouse gas data), the rest of the department (to learn more about the modelling tools), and colleagues from other international institutions (primarily through IGAS/IAGOS).
Benefits of the scholarship: Not known
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: PhD degree in a 3-years graduate program.
Number of scholarships: Not known

Related scholarships