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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Studentship

University of Oxford - Department of Physics

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Oxford
Funding for: EU Students
Funding amount: £37,805.44 +
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 24th January 2020
Closes: 4th March 2020
Reference: 145012

Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford

MCS: From £37,805.44 p.a.

One Early Stage Researcher position is available for a period of 36 months, tenable at Oxford University, on a research project isolating aerosol effects in multiple heterogeneous satellite datasets through feature detection and tracking. The successful candidate will be registered for PhD training while engaged by the University on a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN), and will be expected to:

  • Develop and analyse machine learning based observations of localised aerosol perturbations (from shipping, volcanoes, anthropogenic emissions), which can serve as a “laboratory” for the effect of aerosols on clouds;
  • Collaborate on project interdisciplinary teams;
  • Undertake one 3 month secondment at the Turing Institute to work on feature detection and tracking and data fusion for analysis of heterogeneous satellite datasets;
  • Undertake one 3 month secondment at Amazon Seattle to tackle feature detection, tracking and data fusion in commercial context;
  • Attend four project summer schools/workshops;
  • Produce three publications in internationally recognised, peer-reviewed journals.

Candidates must possess a first degree in a relevant subject preferably in physics, mathematics or computer science, and meteorological or climate related experience may be advantageous.

The EC funding for this position provides for a remuneration starting from £37,805.44 p.a. Actual salary will depend on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate applicable to the fellowship. This amount includes an annual living allowance and a mobility allowance (to cover the expenses associated with working in a different country). Under the terms of the EC funding, which aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must not have been resident in the UK for more than a total of 12 months in the past 3 years. Persons who have obtained a doctorate or had more than 4 years full time research experience are ineligible. The start date is subject to discussion; the latest possible date is 1 September 2020.

Candidates must already have applied to Stage 1 of the selection process and have received an invitation to apply for Stage 2 from the consortium, further particulars for the post can be obtained from An application in Stage 2 should include: an online application form and a supporting statement

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 4 March 2020.

Closing Date: 04-MAR-2020 12:00

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