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PhD on Greenland climate change since AD1600, University of Lincoln (UK) 

Start Date: January to April 2024 (exact date TBC) 
Duration: 36 months 
Supervisor: Professor Edward Hanna 
Co-supervisors: Dr. Kristen Beck (University of Lincoln) and Dr. Leanne Wake (Northumbria University) 
 
Applications are welcome for a three-year funded PhD studentship held at the Department of Geography, University of Lincoln. This research project will use a mix of instrumental and palaeoclimate data sources to improve our understanding of historical changes in Greenland 
climate back to AD 1600, that are crucial for evaluating ice-sheet change and the accompanying contributions to global sea-level rise. We are looking for a motivated, self-directed individual who is focused on delivering outputs (academic research papers as well as the PhD thesis). The project will complement and be supported by existing research on NERC grants on Greenland climate and ice sheet change, that are led by E. Hanna. 
 
Applicants should have a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant area. The ideal candidate will have some climate science or meteorology background, although candidates with other relevant backgrounds in Earth or physical sciences will be considered. Candidates should have a strong interest in Greenland climate change. Skills in statistical data analysis and an interest/aptitude in computer programming 
would also be extremely beneficial. Applicants should possess good report writing and English language communication skills and an ability to work independently to deadlines. The successful candidate must be enrolled full-time. 
 
How to Apply 
If you wish to apply for this position please send an email to Edward Hanna at ehanna@lincoln.ac.uk with a covering letter explaining why you want to undertake this PhD and your relevant experience, and a full CV (including the contact details of two referees). Closing Date: 15 November 2023 
 
All applications will be assessed, and we may hold interviews to aid the selection process. Once a potential candidate is chosen, they will be required to formally apply to the University for a PhD position. Please note the University’s entry requirements for a PhD, which are found here: 
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Suitably qualified candidates worldwide may apply. Home fees of £4830 per annum will be covered by the studentship but international students must self-fund the difference between the International and UK fee rate – for 2023/24 entry this difference would be £12,870. An annual tax-free stipend of £18,622 will be paid in monthly instalments. Fees incurred after 36 months will not be covered by these funds. 
 
Prof. Edward Hanna FRMetS 
Professor of Climate Science and Meteorology 
Director of Research (Geography) 
Department of Geography, School of Life and Environmental Sciences 
College of Science 
University of Lincoln, Isaac Newton Building 
Brayford Pool 
LN6 7TS 
Lincoln 
UK 
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