Graduate student opportunity at LDEO on Greenland supraglacial lakes

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Graduate student opportunity at LDEO on Greenland supraglacial lakes

Jonathan Kingslake-2
Dear Cryolist,
We have an open graduate student position available at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory including fieldwork on the Greenland Ice Sheet. The three-year project funded by the National Science Foundation is called “Greenland ice sheet dynamic response in inland expansion of a hydrologically-active ice-sheet bed”. We offer five years of full funding, covering stipend and tuition. Healthcare is included. Students receive additional funding to cover individual research expenses. 

We really want to attract a large and diverse applicant pool. Please consider sharing this opportunity with any networks that you think can help us achieve this.

Full details of the grad program, the project, and other information can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16xIi7RADCxzqo0SuWumI07liHZEwiTJP/view?usp=sharing

The student will join an international (UK and US) team of polar scientists. They will use field observations, satellite remote sensing, and/or numerical modelling to understand the processes controlling the penetration of water to the ice-sheet bed in regions of emerging supraglacial lakes. This will involve field work collecting GPS and ice-penetrating radar data in the vicinity of lakes and moulins in West Greenland. Radar-derived measurements of englacial strain will be used to investigate stresses in neighbouring supraglacial lake basins in the mid- to upper-ablation zone of the ice sheet. The student will also work closely with Dr Laura Stevens, University of Oxford, to combine radar and GPS in an inverse modelling framework to examine the physical controls on lake drainage.

This project is well suited for a student interested in glaciology, data analysis, satellite imagery, numerical modelling, and/or field work. They will ideally have a background in geosciences, physics, mathematics, or similar fields. The ideal candidate will be highly detail-oriented, self-motivated, and creative. Prior field work experience is not required. Note that candidates not able to participate in fieldwork for any reason, but have other abilities we seek are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in hearing more about the opportunity please don't hesitate to contact us.

Thanks,

Jonny Kingslake ([hidden email]), 
Meredith Nettles ([hidden email])
Dept. Earth and Environmental Sciences,
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
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Jonathan Kingslake (he/his)
Assistant Professor
Dept. Earth and Environmental Sciences,
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
61 Rt. 9W, Palisades, NY 10964-8000
jkingslake.com
@jkingslake
Office tel: +1 845 365 8358

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