Specificaties - (uitleg)
|Functietypes||Research, Development, Innovation|
|Wetenschappelijke discipline||Natural Sciences|
|Uren||36,0 - 40,0 uren per week|
|Salaris||€ 2191 - € 2801|
|About employer||Utrecht University|
This PhD position will contribute to the development of numerical parameterisations of how plastic moves through the ocean, compiling and analysing interdisciplinary data from published observations and lab experiments on the fate of plastic in the ocean and converting that data to relations between the ocean-state (wind, currents, waves, tides, phytoplankton concentration) and movement of virtual plastic particles. The PhD will then use these parameterisations to investigate how ocean currents move plastic around the globe.
- MSc in Physics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or similar field;
- Strong skills in python programming;
- Ability to cooperate within a wider research team;
- Excellent level of written and spoken English.
- Proven affinity with physical oceanography;
- Strong skills in C programming;
- Experience with software development practices such as version control, and unit-testing.
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.
The Faculty of Science consists of six departments: Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Information and Computing Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Mathematics. The Faculty is home to 5600 students and nearly 1500 staff and is internationally renowned for the quality of its research. The Faculty's academic programmes reflect developments in today's society.
The mission of the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU) is to contribute to the basic science of the oceans, atmosphere and cryosphere. This knowledge is used in studies on climate change and the possible implications for mankind.
As part of the selection procedure, the candidate is expected to give an outline of his/her research plans in a written report and an oral presentation.