PhD position in the field of ozone dry deposition

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Closing date not provided

Do you want to develop, as a PhD student, a parametrization for ozone dry deposition in air quality and climate models?

Background:
Tropospheric ozone is a major air pollutant that negatively affects human health and natural and agricultural vegetation, significantly affects climate, and plays a key role in removing other air pollutants from the troposphere. Dry deposition, particularly to vegetation, accounts for about 20–25% of ozone removal in the biosphere. This process is currently not well characterized, limiting accurate simulation of key processes by air quality and climate models.

This research project is funded by the Israel Science Foundation with the objective of developing an improved parametrization of ozone dry deposition rate for air quality and climate models. The research will be based on a comprehensive set of advanced micrometeorological measurements. The data will be analyzed using software and codes which are developed by the department and by using available atmospheric models.

Funding:
A full and high scholarship will be covered by the Israel Science Foundation

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in exact sciences (preferably, Meteorology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, chemistry or Earth Sciences) or engineering
  • Computer programming skills (e.g., Python, Matlab, C, C++, Fortran, etc.)
  • Data analysis (statistics, numerical analysis, time series analysis, etc.) skills
  • Good writing and oral English skills
  • Ability and desire to acquire new skills and learn new theoretical knowledge

To apply attach the following:

  • Résumé/CV, including a list of publications
  • A general description of past and future research interests (up to half page)
  • Contact information of at least two references
  • Copy of the certificates/grades 1st and 2nd degree.

The application should be sent to Dr. Eran Tas, Soil & Water Science Dept., Institute of Environmental Sciences, the Hebrew university (eran.tas@mail.huji.ac.il)


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