DPhil in Mathematics, jointly with Atmospheric Physics.

Closing Date: 

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 12:00

NERC Industrial CASE Studentship with the Meteorological Office

Applications are invited for a 4 year D.Phil. Industrial CASE Studentship in Mathematics, funded by NERC to work on a project in the field of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, investigating the stability of continuously stratified zonal jets near the equator. The supervisors are Professor Irene Moroz (Mathematics), Professors David Marshall and Peter Read  (Atmospheric Physics), and Dr Mike Bell (Meteorological Office).

The D.Phil. studentship will start on 1 October 2018, and will be based at the Mathematical Institute. The studentships are fully funded, and include a standard stipend of approximately £15,999 and college and University fees at the Home/EU rate, as applicable. The studentship is attached to St Hilda’s College.

The proposed project seeks to understand the heat transport of Tropical Instability Waves (TIWs) and their importance for ocean structure, heat uptake and tropical climate. The heat and momentum transports of these waves will be calculated and compared with TIWs in NEMO ocean model simulations. Depending on the interests of the student, the focus could be on diagnostics of instabilities in ocean circulation models, an exploration of numerical solutions for a hierarchy of zonal flows, a theoretical analysis of the stability problem, or a calculation of the nonlinear development of the instabilities.

Applications should be made online at

https://evision.ox.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_... and should include a CV, covering letter, three references, and a transcript of previous degrees.  In the section of the application form “Departmental Studentship Applications” applicants will be asked whether they are applying for an advertised studentship. In this section please state “Yes” followed by “ATMOS”. When selecting a college new candidates should select St Hilda’s College.

Applications must arrive by noon on 19th January 2018. Please quote the project title  “ATMOS” in your covering letter. References can also be sent directly to Sandy Patel (e-mail graduate.studies@maths.ox.ac.uk) by the closing date.

For further details of the application process, please contact graduate.studies@maths.ox.ac.uk.