2 PhD Projects on Snow Deposition and Sublimation in Extreme Environments

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2 PhD Projects on Snow Deposition and Sublimation in Extreme Environments

Dear colleagues

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 scientific journals.

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 environments.

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.

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