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The DEEPICE project, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Innovative Training Network) calls for applications for 15 fully funded PhD positions (early-stage researcher, ESR).

To be filled between July and October 2021, with attractive complementary training activities and associated research and travel budgets.

DEEPICE aims to train a new generation of scientists working on issues related to past climate change in Antarctica by taking advantage of the unique scientific dynamic of the ongoing EU H2020 'Beyond EPICA-Oldest Ice Core' project (2019-2025), which aims to extract a 1.5 million year old ice core in Antarctica.

The DEEPICE consortium gathers complementary expertise in basic techniques and instrumentation in ice core and snow science, statistics, and glaciological and climatic modeling. Not only will the ESRs acquire essential core skills in these scientific and technical fields, but they will also develop a wide range of soft skills (e. g. communication and outreach, team-building, networking, management skills) fostering their career perspectives. Thus, after having completed the DEEPICE research and training programs, the 15 ESRs will be fully equipped for engaging in academic and non-academic careers related to glaciology, climate change, geophysics and instrumentation in geosciences.

The candidates applying for these positions can have any nationality but must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date in the country of the institution where they apply.

Besides, to be eligible, the candidates must, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, be in the first four years of their research careers and must not yet have been awarded a title of PhD.

More information about the DEEPICE Project.


The PhD Projects on Offer

ESR 1: Geochemical characterization of single dust particles in ice core; Supervisors: H. Fischer (Univ. Bern, CH), B. Delmonte (Univ. Milano Bicocca, IT).

ESR 2: Thermo-desorption PTR-MS for measuring organic compounds in deep ice; Supervisors: R. Holzinger (Univ. Utrecht, NL), M. Hutterli (TOFWERK, CH).

ESR 3: Laser Ablation for water isotopic analysis with particular focus in spectral estimation for diffusion studies; Supervisors: V. Gkinis (Univ. Copenhagen DK), C. Barbante (Univ. Venice IT).

ESR 4: Improvements and application of the laser techniques LA-ICP-MS for high resolution non-destructive elemental analyses on ice cores; Supervisors: P. Bohleber (Univ. Venice, IT), R. Rhodes (UKRI-BAS, UK).

ESR 5: Developing an instrument to make continuous observations of the crystal size on a 1m polished surface of an ice core; Supervisors: D. Dahl-Jensen (Univ. Copenhagen, DK), André Lamott (Schäfter & Kirchhoff GmbH, D)

ESR 6: Quantification and correction of “in situ” production of N2O in ice cores; Supervisors: H. Fischer (Univ. of Bern, CH), M. Legrand (CNRS-IGE, FR)

ESR7: Stratigraphy, impurity and crystal preferred orientation impact on inhomogeneous deformation to locate disturbed basal iceSupervisors: I. Weikusat (AWI, D), M. Dury (Univ. Ultrecht, NL).

ESR8: 36Cl in Antarctic ice cores – developing a key dating tool and climate proxy; Supervisors: R. Muscheler (Univ. Lund, SW), E. Wolff (UKRI-BAS, UK).

ESR 9: Retrieval of the oldest paleoclimatic signal in basal ice, insights from a large-scale multi-parametric study? Supervisors: F. Fripiat (Univ. Bruxelles, B).

ESR 10: Interpretation of the water isotope climate signal on the East Antarctic plateau through continuous measurements of isotopic composition of water vapour, precipitation, surface snow and subsurface snow; Supervisors: H.-C. Steen Larsen (Univ. Bergen, NW), B. Stenni (Univ. Venice, IT).

ESR 11: Evolution of snow and air circulating in snow beyond the surface of Antarctic ice sheet; Supervisors: A. Landais (CNRS-LSCE, FR), P. Martinerie (CNRS-IGE).

ESR 12: Estimating and accounting for diffusion in deep ice using advanced statistical methods;.Supervisors: T. Laepple (AWI, D), V. Gkinis (Univ. Copenhagen, DK).

ESR 13: Coupled atmosphere-ocean modelling:  Interpreting Antarctic deep ice; Supervisors: L. Sime (UKRI-BAS, UK), E. Capron (CNRS-IGE, FR).

ESR 14: Combining an ice flow model with radar observations in the Dome C area, Antarctica; Supervisors: F. Parrenin (CNRS-IGE, FR), O. Eisen (AWI, D).

ESR 15: Investigating the MPT from an Earth System perspective; Supervisors: K. Nisancioglu (Univ. Bergen), R. van de Wal (Univ. Utrecht).


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