3-Year Post-Doc Position at Durham University, UK (Remote sensing of East Antarctic outlet glaciers)
The Department of Geography, Durham University, is seeking to appoint a full-time Grade 7 (£32,548 - £34,520) Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) for 3 years to work on a NERC-funded project aimed at understanding the sensitivity
of major East Antarctic outlet glaciers to recent and future climate change.
The appointee will have expertise in remote sensing of the cryosphere and will work with Professor Chris Stokes (Principal Investigator of the Project) and Dr Stewart Jamieson (Co-Investigator). The other co-investigators on this multi-institution
project are Professor Adrian Jenkins (British Antarctic Survey) and Professor Hilmar Gudmundsson (Northumbria University), who will appoint a second PDRA based at Northumbria, with expertise in numerical modelling (http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BFK783/research-fellow-eae17-05).
The Durham-based PDRA will join the ‘Ice sheets and Sea-Level’ research cluster in the Department of Geography, Durham University. This group has an over-arching theme to explain and quantify the dynamic response of ice sheets to external
forcing and their contribution to sea-level rise over a range of time-scales, with a particular focus on integrating field and remote sensing data with numerical modelling. The appointee will have expertise in remote sensing of the cryosphere and will primarily
work on collecting and analysing data to determine the recent dynamics of a selection of major marine terminating outlet glaciers in East Antarctica. Experience of remote sensing techniques and software is essential and the PDRA will be expected to analyse
digital elevation models of the ice sheet surface and bed. They will also synthesise and prepare data that will be integral to the numerical modelling component of the project. An understanding of ice sheet dynamics/outlet glaciers and numerical modelling
would be an advantage. The appointee will be fully involved in the authorship of publications with the project team (including lead-authored papers) and will also be expected to participate in a range of dissemination activities, such as international conferences,
and including activities with non-specialist audiences.