Ph.D. position in Meteorology, with focus on icing processes and wind energy
Sort on published: 2018-03-01
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University is one of the largest and scientifically broadest Earth Science Department in Sweden and includes research programmes in Mineralogy, petrology and tectonics, Geophysics, Palaeobiology, Hydrogeology, Meteorology and Natural resource science.
The position is placed at the programme for Air, Water and Landscape Sciences.
Sweden is located in a climate zone where snow and ice generally is expected during parts of the year. Thus it is not surprising that icing will occur winter-time and may affect infrastructures, for example wind power plants. This causes problems in operation and is seen as reduced power production and increased loads on the wind turbine.
A general goal for the project is to refine the meteorological methods for estimating icing and production losses. In the project methods will be developed making it possible to judge and quantify uncertainties in the ice estimations based upon the relevant processes. In the project, it will be examined how local effects such as snow properties and physiography affect ice-related wind power losses. These effects will be included in an ensemble-based forecast The PhD student will in the research work intimately together with researchers both at Uppsala University and at SMHI (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute).
The applicant shall have a university science degree in meteorology or similar. Other technical or science degrees may also be considered. The successful candidate shall have a solid base in mathematics and physics and basic computer skills. Previous experience in programming and numerical methods is a merit as is experience in experimental methods.
The application should include a statement of research interest, CV/resume, verified list of course grades and contact details for reference persons. If available, a Master thesis and letters of recommendation can also be attached.
The holder of a Ph.D.-student position shall primarily devote her/his time to own research studies. Other departmental work, such as educational or administrative can be part of position (max 20%). The applicant must be eligible for Ph.D. studies. Priority is given to those who are deemed to show the greatest aptitude for a successful completion of graduate studies. Local guidelines at Uppsala University determine the salary levels
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: 01-05-2018, temporary position four years, ending 30-04-2022.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact
Anna Rutgersson (tel. 018-471 25 23, e-mail Anna.Rutgersson@met.uu.se), Johan Arnqvist, (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) or Heiner Körnich (e-mail email@example.com).
Please submit your application by April 15, 2018, UFV-PA 2018/761.
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/761
Last application date: 2018-04-15