Vacant PhD position: Chemistry-Climate Modelling

We are seeking a PhD student to work in Davos, Switzerland within the project "Variability of Solar Irradiance, Seismology of the Sun, and its Implications on the Terrestrial Middle Atmosphere" funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The main goal of this project is to study the response of the middle atmosphere to the short-term variability of the solar irradiance. The PhD student will apply a state-of-the-art Climate-Chemistry Model to simulate the ozone and temperature variability in the middle atmosphere, analyze the results and compare them with observations.

The applicant should have a Master or Diploma degree in physics, mathematics, environmental, earth sciences or engineering and deep interest in the modeling of physical or chemical processes in the atmosphere at all scales or some experience in numerical climate and chemistry modeling. Good knowledge of mathematical fundamentals, FORTRAN-95 and IDL visualization package will be essential. Fluency in English will be a great advantage.

This 3-year position should be filled until October 2012. Applications including CV, statement of interest and contact information for two potential referees should be sent to Dr. Eugene Rozanov. For informal enquiries concerning this position, please, contact Dr. Eugene Rozanov (+41 81 4175135, ).