We are seeking a PhD student to work on modeling ocean circulation changes during the last deglaciation using a combination of modeling results and paleoclimate archives. The PhD candidate should have the flexibility and basic experience in working with climate models, in particular ocean models. Good statistic analytical skills are required for this project with advanced experience in data processing software (e.g., Matlab, R or Python). Applicants with academic and/or research background in oceanography with modeling experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

The PhD student will be hosted at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) and will benefit from direct interaction with the extended research group at the Center for the Study and Simulation of Climate at Regional Scale (ESCER) and GEOTOP Research Center on the Dynamics of the Earth System. The PhD student will be supervised by Profs. Anne de Vernal and Francesco S.R. Pausata.

Scholarship: 21,000 CA$/yr for 3 years as a minimum

The proposed start date: Summer 2021 or Fall 2021.

How to Apply: the application must include - in one single pdf - an expression of interest (cover letter), CV, academic transcripts, and contact information of at least 2 referees. All material must be sent to pausata.francesco@uqam.ca by 20th of November 2020.

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