PhD offer in Mediterranean mercury modelling (LSCE & MIO, France)

The Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences (LSCE, Paris, France) and the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO, Marseille, France) are offering a PhD position starting on October 1st 2018.

Topic: Modelling the biogeochemical mercury cycle in the Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is under the influence of anthropogenic emissions and changing climate, both affecting the biogeochemical mercury cycle. This oligotrophic basin, limited by macronutrients (P, N), mainly receives supply via atmospheric deposition, upwelling of deep waters and rivers. The PhD objective is to investigate the impact of climate change and atmospheric forcing on the Mediterranean Sea and its marine biogeochemistry. The strategy is based on the use and analysis of 3D atmospheric and oceanic models, especially the regional coupled NEMOMed-PISCES model that simulates the dynamics and biogeochemical cycles of the Mediterranean at high resolution (1/12°). This study is part of the national MISTRALS and the international GEOTRACES programs.

The PhD student will based at the Laboratoire du Sciences du Climat et d’Environnement (LSCE) and collaborate intensely with the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO) in Marseille, France.

Evaluation will close end of April.

Further information on the PhD project, the qualification requirements, and the contact details can be found