Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Planetary Science PhDs at Leicester

Interested in joining us here at the University of Leicester?  Applications are now open for PhD projects within our group to explore the extreme climates of the giant planets.  You'd be joining a friendly research environment with broad-ranging expertise from the complex churning atmospheres, to the rarefied upper atmosphere and ionosphere, to the powerful magnetospheres and beyond.  Leicester is intricately involved in the Cassini mission to Saturn, the Juno mission to Jupiter, and future plans for Europe's first mission to Jupiter and its moons (JUICE), providing plenty of future opportunities in the planetary science community!  Plus you'd get to spend 3-4 years in the heart of the UK, well-connected to both the North and South from the Midlands powerhouse (Leicester, Birmingham, Warwick, Nottingham, etc.).  Please get in touch if you're interested.

This year's projects include:
Exploring Jupiter’s Climate Variability during the Juno Mission (with myself and Emma Bunce):

Revealing the Chemistry and Circulation of the Ice Giants (with myself and Tom Stallard):

...among other planetary, exoplanetary and planet formation project ideas.  Please drop me a line if you'd like any further information, deadline is February 3rd 2016.