The group usually accepts one or two new PhD students each year. They will typically have a first-class honours degree (or equivalent) after a four-year course in mathematics, physics, or engineering, or a three-year degree plus a postgraduate course on advanced applied mathematics and theoretical physics.Specific opportunities in 2013 are:
Lagrangian trajectory analysis to investigate 3-dimensional transport pathways of climatically important tracers into and out of the Southern Ocean (NERC studentship available)
Surface Mixed Layer Physical/Biological Interactions at Submesoscales (NERC studentship available)
For further details of how to apply, funding opportunities, and other pertinent information, please see the DAMTP PhD opportunities page.
Former PhD students in the Atmospheric-Ocean Dynamics group are now working in universities, government research institutes such as the UK Met Office and the British Antarctic Survey, and in careers such as finance and software development.
Post-doctoral Research Positions
Post-doctoral research positions in the group fall into two types:
(i) positions funded by grants awarded to one of the academic staff in the group for specific projects. The lead time to write the proposal and hopefully obtain funding is usually the best part of a year and there is of course no guarantee of success. The very successful approach can be for a prospective postdoctoral researcher closely involved in the writing of the proposal.
(ii) personal fellowships awarded to the postdoctoral researcher who makes an application in their own right to a research council or other funding agency.