2 PhD Projects on Snow Deposition and Sublimation in Extreme Environments
Please find the announcement of two
positions below (the attachment from yesterday could not be opened by all).
Kind regards, Michi Lehning
Joint Professorship in Snow Processes and Cryospheric Sciences
WSL / SLF Davos
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL ENAC IEE CRYOS
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
at Lausanne (EPFL) is amongst the most renowned international universities
and active in research on Extreme Environments, in particular high mountains
and the poles. In a project financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation
the CRYOS laboratory of Prof. Lehning is offering
2 PhD Projects on Snow Deposition and
Sublimation in Extreme Environments
The two PhD projects work in a team investigating
the processes that happen after precipitation formation in the clouds and
before the final incorporation in a (permanent) snow / firn body. This
is key to an understanding of High Mounatin and Polar mass balances and
water resources. Measuring and modelling flow-particle interactions, sublimation
and snow deposition is still a challenge and these processes remain sources
of high uncertainties in larger scale weather and climate models. The two
students will work with the state of the art numerical and experimental
methods in a strong team to develop an improved physical understanding
and better model descriptions of the processes involved. You will have
the opportunity to participate in expeditions to polar regions and/or high
mountains to conduct own measurements. In collaboration with international
research partners, you will publish important research results in international
You hold a university degree in meteorology,
physics, natural sciences or a related field and have proven expertise
of the processes occurring in snow and/or the atmospheric boundary layer.
You bring solid analytical capacities and a good talent for organisation
and communication. You enjoy working in a team that operates at these extreme
Please submit your application with motivation
letter, CV and a summary of grades to Ms. Jessica Ritzi (jessica.ritzi@...).
Applications received until the end of July and from applicants who have
already applied to the EPFL doctoral school will be given a priority. Prof.
Lehning is happy to answer questions on the project.