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PhD Opportunities

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.

For further details of how to apply, funding opportunities, and other pertinent information, please see the DAMTP PhD opportunities page.

Several projects available for students starting in 2021 have been advertised through the C-CLEAR DTP:

Modelling the fluid dynamics and carbon drawdown potential of kelp forests

CE316: The fluid dynamics of stratospheric smoke-driven vortices

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.

Peter Haynes , John Taylor and Michael McIntyre would all be pleased to discuss possibilities.

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