To meet the general entry requirements for all positions, applicants must have completed a second-cycle degree, or a Master's level degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, 60 of which must be from second cycle or postgraduate/Master's level credits, or have equivalent qualifications.

The four PhD positions available include:

1. One PhD Position in Applied Environmental Science/Atmospheric Science, Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry

This position is available through the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry and will assist in providing an improved understanding of the key processes governing the life cycle of Arctic clouds necessary to quantify the role of clouds for Arctic climate and their response to warming. The successful applicant will perform field experiments in the Arctic, analyze existing long-term data, and perform laboratory experiments required prior to the field deployment. The goal of the project is to study the microphysical properties of cloud condensation nuclei and ice nuclei for by experimentally determining their size, composition, and physico-chemical properties, coupled with process modeling. The results will be used to improve the description of Arctic clouds in larger scale models such as Earth System models.

2. Two PhD Positions in Atmospheric Science, Department of Meteorology

These positions will work within the interdisciplinary project titled, "Arctic Climate Across Scales (ACAS)" to better understand the links between the global climate and the regional climate in the Arctic. The successful candidates will focus on one of two aspects of Arctic climate: large-scale atmospheric dynamics and transport of heat and moisture into the Arctic; or the energy budget at the ocean/sea-ice/atmosphere interface using various tools such as analysis of observations, climate modeling, analysis of remote sensing, reanalysis products, or a combination of all.

3. One PhD Position in Arctic Climate, Department of Meteorology

This position will focus on the transport and associated effects of warm air from southerly latitudes into the Arctic. The successful candidate will employ direct observations, analysis of weather patterns, trajectories, satellite observations, and models to attempt an understanding of the processes and time scales associated with the transport of warm air into the Arctic.

For a complete description of the specific requirements for each position, see the full position descriptions online (links above).