PhD Scholarship in Climate Change

Applications are now being accepted for a PhD scholarship in the Department of Physics at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. The PhD candidate will be working with Dr. Tra Dinh on research relating to the roles of clouds in the climate system as described below.

Clouds are the largest source of uncertainty in climate models' prediction of global climate change. The PhD candidate will carry out numerical simulations using state-of-the-art models of the climate system to study the changes in clouds and the impacts of cloud changes on Earth's global energy budget, hydrological cycle, and atmospheric circulation. Mathematical skills, numerical modeling experience, and knowledge of the physical processes relevant for climate (such as geophysical fluid dynamics, atmospheric radiation and convection, and cloud microphysics) are highly desirable.

Applicants must hold a Master or BSc (Hons) degree in physics or geophysical sciences, including atmospheric science, meteorology, and/or oceanography. Students who are currently still working on their Master thesis are encouraged to apply. The initial application should include an expression of research interests, a CV, and an academic transcript. Reference letters will be required for the final selection. Please contact Dr. Tra Dinh ( to apply. The position remains open until filled.

Funding notes:

The successful candidate will receive a PhD scholarship from the University of Auckland which is about NZD 27,300 plus fees p.a. for a period of three years. Further information about PhD scholarships at the University of Auckland can be found here:

Living and working in Auckland and New Zealand:

New Zealand provides world-class environment for living, working, and traveling. Nature and the outdoors are an integral part of Kiwi lifestyle. Auckland, the "City of Sails", is a cosmopolitan city with lively arts and cultures.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading university. The University of Auckland strives for equity in its staff and student community. The Department of Physics has approximately 60 PhD students from a broad range of countries and is home to a growing program in climate science with strong international collaborative linkages.

posted: 18 July 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.