PhD student, urban land surface modeling work at HELSINKI UNIVERSITY
Measured in the number of students and teachers, the Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki is the largest science faculty in Finland. There are about 6,000 students who take a basic degree. Of these, around 1,000 are postgraduate students. There are around 500 international students and more than 200 foreign researchers and teachers.
The Atmosphere and Earth System Research Institute (INAR) is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research unit based in physics, chemistry, meteorology, forest sciences, environmental sciences and social sciences at the University of Helsinki . INAR aims to strengthen the internationally leading integrated multidisciplinary research and teaching environment for atmospheric and earth system science and to fuel scientific results for national and international environmental policy. and climate. He conducts multi-scale research from molecular to global scales and focuses on climate change, air quality, biogeochemical cycles and ecosystem processes. INAR has partners of the INAR Finland network at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, the University of Eastern Finland and the Tampere University of Technology.
The Faculty of Science invites applications for
DOCTORAL CANDIDATE IN URBAN LAND SURFACE MODELING
from autumn 2021 for a four-year fixed-term contract in the research project funded by the Academy of Finland Urban green space solutions in carbon neutral cities (CarboCity).
The doctoral student will work in the urban meteorology group of INAR (https: //www2.helsinki.fi/en/inar-institute-for-atmospheric-and-earth-sys …). The group studies the urban atmosphere, air quality and greenhouse gas cycle using a wide range of methodologies, including the vortex covariance technique, land surface modeling, and large scale simulation. swirls.
CarboCity is a joint research project between the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Meteorological Institute. The objective of the project is to quantify the carbon sinks and storages of urban green spaces using new measurements and process-based models, and to understand how weather and climate impact the capacities of sinks and storage today and in the future. The doctoral student will be responsible for analyzing data from field observations on the urban carbon cycle, including vortex covariance, chamber measurements and supporting climate variables, and conducting surface model simulations. urban land use of carbon, water and energy flows using SUEWS (the Surface Urban Energy and Water Balance Scheme) in different urban green spaces in different cities.
The candidate must apply for a position in the Doctoral Program in Atmospheric Sciences (ATM-DP) during the fall 2021 application round. The main duties of the nominee consist of postgraduate studies and writing a doctoral thesis related to the subject of the project. Teaching can take up to 5% of the annual 1612 hour working time.
- hold a master’s degree in a field relevant to the research subject such as atmospheric sciences, meteorology or forest sciences;
- demonstrate a keen interest in studying the urban climate and the urban carbon cycle using observations and modeling;
- Knowledge of a programming language such as Python, Matlab, R or Fortran
- Good written and spoken English skills.
Finland is a member of the EU, has free high quality education (also in English), generous family benefits and healthcare. The University of Helsinki is one of the top 100 universities in most ranking lists and invests heavily in Earth system research, please see https: //www2.helsinki.fi/en/inar-institute-for-atmospheric-and-earth-sys …
The working language is English. The starting salary for the position will be ca. 2,500 to 2,800 euros / month, depending on the qualifications and experience of the appointees. The position will be filled with a trial period of 6 months.In addition, the University of Helsinki offers full services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities and opportunities professional development. The university assists foreign employees in their transition to work and life in Finland (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university).
How to register?
Please submit your application (as a single pdf file) including
- Cover letter,
- Curriculum vitae,
- Research statement (max 2000 words) with a brief description of previous experience and research interests, as demonstrated for example in a master’s thesis, and a motivation statement explaining why you are applying for the position
using the University of Helsinki’s electronic recruitment system via the ‘Apply for the job’ link. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for submitting applications is June 18, 2021.
For more information, please contact Associate Professor Leena Järvi, [email protected]
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