Postdoc position in dispersal simulation of floating material in satellite-derived ocean currents (1.0 FTE)
Ongeveer 23 uur geleden - Universiteit Utrecht (UU) - Utrecht
Develop state-of-the-art simulations to compute the source of nanoplastic particles in the ocean.
The amount of plastic in our ocean is growing rapidly, with estimates of more than 5 million metric tonnes of plastic reaching the ocean each year. This plastic infiltrates the ocean food web and thus poses a major threat to marine life. However, the understanding of the distribution, pathways and fate of plastic once in the ocean is very limited.
Plastic particles on the scales of nanometers are particularly elusive; these particles have been observed in the ocean but their origin, structure and fate is unknown. In an inherently interdisciplinary project, chemists, biologists and physicists aim to map and better understand these elusive particles that can do so much harm.
You will work within the new nanoplastics.org project, focusing specifically on the numerical simulation of nanoplastic transport in the ocean. Combining High Performance Computing with advanced data science techniques, the goal of the PhD is to determine the most likely origin of the nanoplastic particles found during the fieldwork in the Atlantic Ocean.
During the project, you will be involved in:
At the end of the PhD project, you will have:
Our ideal candidate has a driven and collaborative spirit and:
In addition to the employment conditions laid down in the cao for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. For example, there are agreements on professional development, leave arrangements and sports. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment yourself via the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we like to encourage you to continue to grow.
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